From the Dean

As Dean of Arts I am proud to introduce you to our Faculty. The Humanities, Social Sciences and Performing Arts are central to the improvement of the human condition and rightly belong at the centre of a world class university such as Monash University.

We are a truly comprehensive Faculty that champions choice and diversity across our impressive undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We offer an unsurpassed range of opportunities as part of Australia’s largest and most international University. When you study and research at Monash you are immediately plugged into a global network of the highest quality learning and research opportunities.

Monash is a university where everything is possible.

Our teaching programs are simply world class and deliver the critical skill sets graduates will need now and in the decades ahead: communication, creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking to help produce the innovators, policy makers, advocates, creators, communicators, reformers and leaders of the future.

We are focused on preparing our students for a rapidly changing world of work and are committed to their future leadership. Enriched via an internationalised and industry connected curriculum, and immersed in work integrated learning experiences including internships, industry projects and study tours, we prepare our students for the needs of future professions and a likely multiplicity of career shifts.

We champion research that informs greater understanding and social change. Monash Arts is committed to setting the global agenda, shaping policy and practice, responding to the grand challenges of our age, and to making an impact in our search for new knowledge and new thinking. Our research is built on disciplinary excellence but is deeply interdisciplinary and collaborative.

Our research has us ranked among the very best universities in the world for its quality and influence.

Our international networks take our research to the world and create pathways to draw the best and brightest to us. Our extensive links with industry – across government, civil society and the commercial sector – map across Australia and the world. And, in this setting, our doctoral students are at the cutting edge of disciplinary and interdisciplinary endeavor to better understand and transform our world.

I encourage you to take the time to explore the degree programs and research opportunities we offer.

Together we can make an impact.

Professor Sharon Pickering
Dean, Monash Arts