Monash University values a foundation in the fields of humanities, performing arts, languages and social sciences, and encourages the development of cutting-edge studies that operate at the intersection of traditional academic disciplines. Monash's courses are rigorous and stimulating, preparing students for further study, or for a career in the global economy.
Schools within the Monash Faculty of Arts
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
GSHSS offers a suite of programs underpinned by the school's maxim; Innovative, International and Engaged. All programs offer the opportunity to develop research skills for career practice or further academic study.
Arts Research Graduate School
Arts research graduates are pursuing careers on the professional job market, responding to the needs of the 21st century. Research graduates now seek skills and training for many purposes: to collaborate with other researchers, manage teams, develop research strategies, be competitive in attracting research funding, gain patents and engage people in social change.
Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics (LLCL)
At the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash teaches a variety of languages, literary texts and cultures, and conduct research into the authors, writings and societies that use these languages and literary forms and are shaped by them. Students who study here will acquire and develop a range of skills—speaking, listening and understanding, reading and writing other languages, as well as English literary criticism, scholarship and creative writing.
Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ)
The school was formed in 2014 and it's the home of Communication and Media Studies, Film and Screen Studies, Journalism and the Academic and Professional Writing unit. The School of MFJ is located at Caulfield campus, only a short train ride from Melbourne CBD. The school houses a new media and broadcast centre, built in 2015. The school attracts outstanding and award-winning staff and students by combining cutting-edge media practices with the world-class research environment of a prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) university.
Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SoPHIS)
This school offers a full program of undergraduate studies at the Clayton and Caulfield campuses. Monash's cross-disciplinary International Studies Program, with one of the largest undergraduate cohort in the school, offers a diverse selection of units that challenge students to consider global issues and concerns.
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music strives to inspire musicians towards excellence that knows no borders. The school excels in classical, jazz and popular music performance, its internationally renowned ethnomusicology and musicology programs, and vibrant programs in composition, improvisation, and music technology. The school offers overseas study in New York and Prato (Italy), and works in close collaboration with the Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) to provide extraordinary performance opportunities.
Social Sciences (SoSS)
The Monash School of Social Sciences is one of the largest and most accomplished social science schools in Australia and includes Anthropology, Criminology, Politics and International Relations, and Sociology, as well as the Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research, the Unesco Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific and the Border Observatory.
As one of the largest Arts faculties in Australia, Monash Arts offers you an exciting selection of units from close to 60 areas of study. Sometimes referred to as disciplines, areas of study are broad topic areas such as History or Politics. Units are like subjects, and they make up the different areas of study.
Graduate coursework qualifications from Monash Arts provide students with the specialized knowledge to achieve significant career advantage, upgrade qualifications, or pursue a new professional direction.
Monash University's Master’s and double Master’s coursework programs offer educational experiences with a strong emphasis on professional engagement and the development of research skills for career practice or further academic study. All programs are led by experienced specialists in their field who aim at challenging thinking and extending knowledge in a collegial learning environment.
The majority of the above programs are also available in Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma degrees.
As well, Monash University offers a Master of Arts research program with focus programs in creative writing, music composition and music performance.
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