Arts - A2000

Arts at Monash is your comprehensive gateway to a wide range of fascinating and rewarding areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Taking an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fostering a global perspective, you will develop the research skills, advanced discipline knowledge and self reliance to acquire information, assess evidence and convey complex ideas in speech and writing in order to answer complicated questions.

You’ll have the scope to choose from over forty areas of study and specialisations, including languages, social studies, communications, politics, human rights, and international relations. And with access to the Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee you will develop an informed, critical awareness of the fields you're most passionate about, laying the groundwork for a wealth of exciting careers.

The Bachelor of Arts offers both diversity and focus, and builds informed, skilful and critically aware citizens of the world. The course is built around deeply enriching experiences, and via your elective units, offers you four Professional Futures domains through which to develop your unique graduate profile: Global immersion, Intercultural expertise, Professional experience or Innovation capability.

You can choose from local and international internships, professional engagements and entrepreneurial opportunities, and the choice of more than 50 global immersion programs including access to the funded Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee, preparing you to live and work in complex and culturally diverse environments, while building a community of like-minded peers.

You'll develop a rich understanding of human difference and communication, the complexities of social organisation, and humankind's trajectory through the past and into the future. You will become an expert in your chosen discipline, and will be work ready, equipped with the core skills employers in all sectors are looking for including:

  • written and verbal communication skills
  • teamwork skills
  • listening and decision-making skills
  • leadership and negotiation skills
  • methods to build rapport and confidence
  • critical-thinking skills
  • problem-solving skills research skills
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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Course Handbook

Majors, extended majors and minors

High achieving students in the Bachelor of Arts may have the opportunity to transition into one of our Masters degrees in the third year of study. Further details are available on the  Bachelor's / Master's program page.

Sam Loni is on the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of Social Entrepreneurs. “My Monash Arts degree equipped me with the fundamental knowledge of international relations, political science, economics, and psychology, the combination of which has been critical for my success". Hear his inspirational story.

Where could this degree take you?

Bachelor of Arts graduates gain universal skills that are welcome in a wide range of fields:

  • Sustainability
  • Foreign affairs
  • Gallery curating
  • What a week: Bachelor of Arts

    Prepare for the future and acquire the skills to change the world. Follow James and Stevie as they discover a few of the endless opportunities an Arts degree can offer.

    Global Immersion Guarantee

    Visit China, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia or India with the fully-funded GIG program. Apply your in-class learning to real-world situations at the intersection of society, technology and the environment.

    Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

    Take advantage of the most extensive bachelor’s/master’s program offering in Australia. Monash Arts offers you the opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s degree plus a master’s degree in just four years – instead of five.

    Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements (International students)

    You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

    At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

    View all minimum age requirements.

    All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

    Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

    All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

    If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

    The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

    Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

    Further information can be located at English language requirements.

    All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

    You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

    Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

    You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

    Alternative pathways

    If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

    This is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts:

    Partner with another course

    Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

    Making the application

    Future students

    Semester one (February)

    Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

    Apply through VTAC

    All other applicants apply directly to Monash using course code A2000

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    Semester two (July)

    Apply directly to Monash using course code A2000

    Apply

    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

    Fees

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    International fee

    Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

    A$33,000

    Scholarships

    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.

    Enrolment Obligations

    International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

    CRICOS code: 075404D