Arts - A2000


Bachelor degree

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.

And with the scope to choose from almost 40 different major and minor areas of study, including languages, social studies, communications, politics, human rights, and international relations, 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. In addition to your major, you can sample from a wide range of study areas, giving you a comprehensive base across areas in the arts, humanities and social sciences. 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

With many opportunities to undertake study overseas, or via a study tour or internship program, the Bachelor of Arts will prepare you for global employment opportunities in a wide range of occupations and settings.

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At a glance

ATAR - Caulfield

81 Note 2016 Clearly-in ATAR
70.6 Note2016 lowest ATAR offer

ATAR - Clayton

85 Note2016 Clearly-in ATAR
75.5 Note2016 lowest ATAR offer

*This Guarantee does not apply to the Law Pathway which requires an ATAR of 90+.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location(s): 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
2016 course requirements

Majors, extended majors and minors

In this course, you can choose from the following majors, extended majors and minors. Some are only available as minors or only in certain locations, so click through to see the full details.

Why choose Arts?

Hear what our new students have to say about choosing an Arts degree at Monash.

Iona Roy, Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program, Diploma of Languages (Indonesian), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Politics. Graduated 2011. Currently works for the Australian Government in Canberra.

Recent Monash Music graduate Simon Mavin was nominated for a Grammy Award as part of the Melbourne soul band Hiatus Kaiyote for the 56th Grammy Awards. It marks the first time an Australian band has been recognised in an R&B category at America's most prestigious music awards.

Graduate Thom Woodroofe, Bachelor of Arts (Global) was awarded an Australia-At-Large Rhodes Scholarship in 2014 to study at Oxford University in the UK. Thom has a long-held interest in contributing to community by helping to raise the voice of those who are overlooked or excluded.

Entry Requirements

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

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


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


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.


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.

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

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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.