Master of Liberal Arts

School of Philosophy & Theology, Fremantle Campus

Ranging across diverse philosophical and theological issues, the Master of Liberal Arts degree provides a stimulating exploration of the values and beliefs that underpin the University’s Core Curriculum. You will find opportunities for spiritual and ethical development, as well as opportunities to learn more about philosophy and theology within the context of the Catholic faith and values. This degree can be completed in three years and provides scope for both spiritual and intellectual growth.

  • Why study this degree?

    The Master of Liberal Arts provides a strong intellectual foundation and includes opportunities for students to engage in philosophical reasoning, ethical decision-making and theological reflection in the Catholic tradition. Successful completion of this course equips students with philosophical and theological skills derived from several hundred years of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

    Students may commence in either first semester (February) or second semester (July), subject to course availability. Assessment of competency includes at least one major essay.

  • Program summary

    Sample Courses:

    • Philosophy of the Human Person
    • History of Philosophy – Ancient
    • Metaphysics – Theories of Being and Existence
    • Philosophy of Religion
    • Political Philosophy
    • Natural Law
    • Ethical Issues in Professional Life

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    The program is open to applicants who have a recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Liberal Arts, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

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