Bachelor + Master's program
Give yourself a career advantage with the accelerated combined Bachelor and Master's programs.
Save time and costs with this accelerated Master's program, instead of studying a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree separately.
Arts Master's pathway program
- Complete a combined Bachelor and Master's in 4* years.
- Accelerate your Master's by 1 year.
- Enhance your employability with a professional master's.
- Led by world renowned academics, practitioners and industry leaders.
- Gain the professional experience, global networks and industry engagement to elevate your career.
*five years for Master of International Relations & Journalism double Masters students.
Add one of the following Master's degrees to your Arts Bachelor's degree
- Master of Applied Linguistics
- Master of Bioethics
- Master of Cultural and Creative Industries
- Master of International Development Practice
- Master of International Relations
- Master of International Relations & Master of Journalism
- Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management
- Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies
- Master of Journalism
- Master of Communication and Media Studies
- Master of Public Policy
- Master of Strategic Communications Management
How it works and how to apply
Commence in one of the Arts single Bachelor's degrees (Arts; Criminology; Global Studies; Media Communication; Music; or Politics, Philosophy and Economics)
Follow any major sequence or specialisation* and successfully complete two years of study (full-time equivalent).
*Students planning to apply for the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies require advanced bilingual proficiency and must be enrolled in a language other than English as a major, including Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean or Spanish.
During the final semester of the second year of the bachelor's degree, high achieving students are invited to transition into the program. If admitted to the accelerated pathway, you will use four of your undergraduate elective units to complete 24 credit points of specified units from your destination master's degree.
Students are advised to seek a course progression check to confirm their eligibility to apply for the program and receive personalised enrolment advice.
To transition into the program, students apply for a course transfer and select the Arts coursework Master’s degree they wish to combine with their Arts Bachelor degree. Students must be achieving a minimum WAM (weighted average mark) of 65% to be considered for entry to the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I complete more than one major, or an extended major? (BA students)
Students combining a Bachelor of Arts with an Arts coursework master's degree have space for one major or one extended major (see the course map in Step 4).
It's possible to complete more than one major, however we strongly encourage you to seek personalised advice on how this can work. Current Monash students should book a 1-1 appointment. Future Monash students can email email@example.com.
How are fees structured for domestic students?
For domestic students, all units in the first three years of study (equivalent to 144 credit points) are taken as a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Students have the option to pay fees upfront each semester or, if eligible, can choose to defer any fees as a CSP student to HECS-HELP.
The final fourth* year (equivalent to 48 credit points) is taken at Full Fee. Similar to the above, students have the option to pay fees upfront each semester or, if eligible, can choose to defer any fees as a full fee student to FEE-HELP.
*and fifth for Master of International Relations & Journalism double Masters students.
How are fees structured for international students?
International students pay the associated international full fee for their studies.
What if I receive an offer into the program and change my mind?
If you receive an offer to transition into the 3rd year of the program, you're free to accept or reject this. Your offer email will include instructions on how to do this.
How do I transition from the 3rd year of the program, into the 4th/final year?
Students who successfully complete the third year of the program (equivalent to 144 credit points) will then receive an offer into the fourth year of the program to complete the remaining 48-points of Master's units. You'll also be contacted with personalised advice on your enrolment options.
If your circumstances have changed and you need to defer this offer, it’s possible to do so and return in a later intake to complete your remaining Master’s units. To do this, you must follow the deferral instructions in your fourth year 48-point offer email.