Arts Research - A5004

Arts Research

Graduate diploma

The Graduate Diploma of Arts Research is an honours year equivalent and will provide high achieving students who do not already have the required research component, with the expertise to progress into a Graduate Research program offered by the Faculty.

You will complete a combination of coursework and research in your chosen humanities and social sciences discipline. You will also undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • 1 year (full time)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date First semester (February), Second semester (July)
Qualification Graduate Diploma of Arts Research
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Successful completion of an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) including a cognate field in their chosen research area of study with a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level three.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A5004

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A5004

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Domestic Annual Fee - $21,200

Fee assistance
As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course comprises 48 points including a combination of coursework and research.