Bachelor of Theology / Bachelor of Philosophy

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 089311E

Level of study: Undergraduate


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

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.

Professional experience

You will be required to complete a minimum of 70 hours of Community Engagement through the Christian Community Engagement unit.


Graduates are prepared for careers across a wide variety of professions, such as:

  • lecturing, research or academia
  • journalism or writing
  • ethics consultancy to business
  • bioethics/health care ethics
  • public policy
  • chaplaincy, ministry and other church related careers (including lay ministry)
  • youth and social work
  • pastoral work
  • community work and advocacy
  • education, teaching, curriculum design (with further study)
  • psychology (with further study)

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
23,400 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 93,600; Unit fee: 2,925
Expected Jul 2023 4 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

The equivalent of Australian Year 12 Certificate,

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0; Individual score of: 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 7 in listening and 8 in reading.

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169; Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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