Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Study with us

Study with us

We welcome inquiries from suitably qualified students considering the following higher degrees across sub-disciplines of theology, philosophy, history and literature:

All prospective students interested in ACU scholarships should apply via the ACU Graduate Research portal, and are encouraged to contact Michael Champion before submitting the application for further information, and to be put in touch with potential supervisors.

The Institute’s areas of strength include New Testament Studies, Early Christian Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Systematic Theology, Continental and Analytic Philosophy, and Religion. 

Supervisors are members of the following Programs:

  • Biblical and Early Christian Studies
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Religion and Theology
  • Philosophy

These programs support ongoing research projects which provide a vibrant environment for research students, including the possibility of international experience at international partner institutions and a co-tutelle program with KU Leuven. Current projects include: ‘Atheism and Christianity: Moving Past Polemic’, ‘Modes of Knowing and the Ordering of Knowledge in Early Christianity’, ‘Texts, Traditions, and Early Christian Identities’, and ‘Redeeming Autonomy: Agency, Vulnerability, and Relationality’. Please see the Biblical and Early Christian Studies and Religion and Theology pages for further information, and for contact details of researchers involved in these projects.

Please see below for information about the Institute, its Research Programs, and living in Melbourne.

Information for prospective staff and research students

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