Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Become a Thought Leader

AC’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed for original investigation of ideas in the broad fields of Theology, Business or Education. The PhD program builds on AC’s growing research profile, to equip students to be independent researchers and make a substantial contribution toward advancement of knowledge and practice within their chosen field.

Our high quality academic staff and honorary research staff include many international leaders in their research fields, and we invite you to undertake your PhD studies with us. 

Our PhD program is fully accredited by TEQSA, Australia’s government higher education accreditation body.  So take this opportunity to enrol in a PhD with a leading college and exceptional academic faculty.

Scholarships are available for students with a strong academic record, a research project in an area we are looking to develop, or who are engaged in ministry or theological education in a low income country.  Each scholarship application is individually assessed.

There is no requirement to come to Sydney or Australia to study provided satisfactory arrangements for supervision, support, and the face-to-face confirmation of candidature seminar can be made. 

You can commence your Doctor of Philosophy candidature at any time. The first step is to complete the Expression of Interest form or if you have any academic questions, please contact me at

Assoc Prof Matthew Anstey
Program Director, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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