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 thirty areas of study 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

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

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

Majors, extended majors and minors

Studying the Monash Bachelor of Arts degree gives you the flexibility and choice of the 30+ areas of study below to advance your career goals.

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.

Discover where a Bachelor of Arts can take you

With an Arts degree at Monash you will develop practical skills and a global mindset, opening up your world to endless career opportunities.

Watch this interactive video.

Want to graduate with career experience?

Our Bachelor of Arts has Professional Futures units built into the degree, so you will develop and practice the skills that employers value and seek. Graduate with the knowledge and experience to get the career you want.

Sam Loni is on the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of Social Entrepreneurs. Hear his inspirational story. “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".

Career path with Monash Arts

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

  • Sustainability
  • Foreign affairs
  • Gallery curating
  • Prepare for the future with a Bachelor of Arts

    With an Arts degree at Monash you will develop practical skills and a global mindset, acquiring 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 (GIG)

    GIG is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash single or double degree students to one of six destinations.

    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 (Domestic students)

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

    Qualifications

    Bachelor/Masters degrees

    High achieving students can progress into the Master-level units at the completion of 96 credit points (end of 2nd year full time).

    Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

    For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

    English requirements

    Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

    University entrance requirements

    Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

    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)

    Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

    Apply through VTAC

    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.

    Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2021 rates and should only be used as a guide.

    Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

    The average annual student contribution amount is:

    A$13,000

    Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

    Fee assistance

    As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

    Full fee

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

    A$25,800