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Monash University Undergraduate Arts Degrees

Monash University values a foundation in the humanities, performing arts, languages and social sciences fields, and encourages the development of cutting-edge studies that operate at the intersection of traditional academic disciplines. Students find Monash's courses rigorous and stimulating, preparing them for further study or a career in the global economy.

Schools within the Monash Faculty of Arts

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GSHSS)
  • Arts Research Graduate School
  • Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics (LLCL)
  • Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ)
  • Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SoPHIS)
  • Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
  • Social Sciences (SoSS)

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-displinary 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.

Monash University's Bachelor of Arts program is a flexible degree that allows students to choose their subjects from the following study areas:

  • Ancient cultures, Anthropology, Australia in the world
  • Behavioural studies, Bioethics
  • Chinese studies, Communications and media studies, Criminology
  • English as an international language
  • Film and screen studies, French studies
  • German studies
  • History, Holocaust and genocide studies, Human geography, Human rights
  • Indigenous cultures and histories, Indonesian studies, International relations, International studies, Islamic studies, Italian studies
  • Japanese studies, Jewish studies, Journalism
  • Korean studies
  • Linguistics, Literary studies
  • Music
  • Performance, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Theatre
  • Ukrainian studies

Monash University also offers the following undergraduate Arts programs:
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Global Studies
Bachelor of Media Arts
Bachelor of Music (Honours)

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