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Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Philosophy

Australian Catholic University
Program overview
4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Ballarat
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Brisbane
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Canberra
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Program description

Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Philosophy

This unique double degree provides students with the broad knowledge, skills and flexibility offered by a liberal arts program, but enhanced by a specialized focus on theology and philosophy. Studying theology and philosophy will equip students with an understanding of the foundations of the modern world and Western civilization, enhancing their ability to critically engage with and respond to the key challenges faced by today's societies, governments and organizations.

Global experience is strongly encouraged, with study abroad opportunities available at the ACU Rome Centre, with one of our partner institutions in Europe or the United States, or in Israel with a study tour.

Students develop the skills necessary to become attentive and careful interpreters of historical and contemporary texts and contexts, and to critically examine complex and confronting issues. Students also enhance their capacity to evaluate and discriminate between multiple viewpoints, and to develop and articulate compelling arguments – both orally and in writing.

Career paths

Graduates are prepared for careers across a wide variety of professions such as education/teaching (with further study), media and communications, social work, NGO (community-based) work, pastoral work, chaplaincy, ministry and other church-related careers. The highly adaptable critical thinking skills and other attributes possessed by graduates are also suited to a wide variety of administrative and managerial roles across business and other industries.

Admission requirements

Essential requirements for admission

The equivalent of Australian Year 12 Certificate, plus an overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and speaking tests, and a minimum of 5.5 in listening and reading tests).

  • Recognized international high school qualification
  • English language proficiency.

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Program content

Pathways to further study

High-achieving students can progress to Honours study or a range of postgraduate coursework programs.

About this institute

Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university in Australia which aims to empower students to think critically and ethically, and to gain the skills to bring about change in their communities, industries, and professions. ACU is funded by the...


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