Liberal Arts

Diploma (available for concurrent study alongside your degree)

The Diploma of Liberal Arts will provides your with the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in one of the humanities or social sciences while completing a bachelor's degree or double degree in other fields.

Studying humanities develops general knowledge and specific intellectual skills relating to human thought and relations, such as the way we communicate or how the past has affected the present. Social science analyses and explains societies and the relationships of individuals within those societies. The diploma is offered in many of the Bachelor of Arts majors as indicated below.

This diploma is usually completed by students studying in faculties other than arts, however, arts students may apply to add this course after successfully completing one year.

At a glance

For students looking to begin study in 2016.

Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration: Taken part-time over two to three years.
Qualification: Diploma of Liberal Arts

Information about fees

Overview

Speciality course

Choose to major in one of:

Majors
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
No Group
Ancient cultures Clayton
Anthropology Clayton
Communications and media studies Caulfield, Clayton
Criminology Caulfield, Clayton
English as an international language Caulfield, Clayton
Film and screen studies Caulfield, Clayton
History Caulfield, Clayton
Human geography Clayton
Human rights Caulfield, Clayton
Indigenous cultures and histories Clayton
International relations Caulfield, Clayton
International studies Caulfield, Clayton
Journalism Caulfield
Linguistics Clayton
Literary studies Caulfield, Clayton
Music Clayton
Philosophy Caulfield, Clayton
Politics Caulfield, Clayton
Religious studies Clayton
Sociology Caulfield, Clayton
Theatre Clayton

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications

This diploma must be undertaken concurrently with an undergraduate degree course. Approval from the faculty offering the primary course of enrolment for the student is required.

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.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications are made to the faculty once the student has gained admission to another Monash University program.

Queries in regard to applications for this course should be directed to the faculty.

Semester two (July)

Applications are made to the faculty once the student has gained admission to another Monash University program.

Queries in regard to applications for this course should be directed to the faculty.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: A0502

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.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$6256

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

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

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. 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.

Course Structure

The Diploma of Liberal Arts is an additional course of study available concurrently to students completing a single or double bachelor's degree. The course requires you to study the equivalent of one further year of full-time study, taken part-time over three years.

For more information visit the faculty website