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Australian Catholic University
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Theology
Australian Catholic University
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What will I learn?

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is available in all Faculties of the University and is awarded without classification on the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of a thesis which demonstrates that the candidate has made a substantial contribution to learning and appreciates and understands the relationship of the candidate’s own investigations to a wider field of knowledge. About theology Theology is for those who are curious about the origin, nature and future role of religion in society. It’s for those with inquisitive and enquiring minds; those eager to probe the foundations of the Christian faith, the development of its central teachings and philosophies, and its relationship with the modern world. Study theology with us to explore questions of knowledge, of identity and of value, and uncover the meaning and significance of understanding. Career outcomes Our theology graduates have pursued careers as: hospital, school or prison chaplains ministers of religion youth ministers social workers pastoral associates lay ministers community workers community advocates teachers lecturers researchers journalists writers 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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy



Study options
Duration: 3 Years
Fee: AUD 24984 per year
*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution
Start date: 2 July 2019, 2 January 2020
Venue: Ballarat Campus 1200 Mair Street BALLARAT , Victoria , 3350 , BALLARAT , Australia
Melbourne Campus The Mary Glowrey Building 115 Victoria Parade , FITZROY , Victoria , 3065 , MELBOURNE , Australia
Canberra Campus 223 Antill Street WATSON , Australian Capital Territory , 2602 , CANBERRA , Australia
Strathfield Campus 25A Barker Road STRATHFIELD , New South Wales , 2135 , SYDNEY , Australia
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus 1100 Nudgee Road BANYO , Queensland , 4014 , BRISBANE , Australia
Australian Catholic University North Sydney Campus 40 Edward Street , NORTH SYDNEY , New South Wales , 2060 , SYDNEY , Australia
Entry requirements

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have completed one of the following: an appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) or equivalent; or a master’s degree with appropriate research training in a relevant field; or an equivalent qualification and/or demonstrated research experience, with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication). International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%) Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.