Bachelor of Arts

Flexibility to follow your passions, gain work experience, travel, and develop skills across multiple fields

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Bachelor of Arts

Whatever excites you, whatever your interests, a Bachelor of Arts course gives you the flexibility to follow your passions, gain invaluable work experience, travel, and develop skills across multiple fields. Imagine how and where you want to live and work, and Monash Arts will take you there.


A broad range of options, build a course to suit you

In Arts, you have the freedom to create a course designed to fulfil your academic and career interests.

You can choose from a large number of majors and minors including cultures, languages, behavioural and social studies, communications, politics, human rights, and international relations.

You design your major area of study and interest to you build your ideal course.

What does it mean to be an Arts student?

Monash Arts students learn about the diverse world in which we live, and how we might live in the future. They are encouraged to think about cultural, linguistic and geographical difference and to ask how and why these variations have occurred over time. Studying Arts encourages students to take an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fosters a global perspective. Arts students think about how communication works, how people make themselves understood to others, and how they make meaning through artistic expression.

Arts students have the ability to assess evidence, and the research skills to acquire information. They use these skills to find out why we are the way we are.

To do this, they need to think critically and creatively. Arts students are self-reliant researchers, seeking out a variety of resources in order to answer complicated questions. They are expert communicators who can convey complex ideas in speech and writing.They resist easy answers, or simplistic solutions.

Arts students strive to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which they can understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time.

International opportunities and practical experience



Experience different cultures, make new friends and explore the world without postponing your studies.

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Internships provide students the chance to combine theoretical, classroom-based learning with experiential learning. This helps you prepare for work in the ‘real world,’ once your studies are finished.

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Course information

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Click here for fees, entry requirements and intake information for domestic and international students.

The Monash University Course Finder lists entry requirements for all of its Monash courses.

Please visit Course Finder to find:

o    the entry scores required for your course of interest,

o    other entry requirements, and

o    information on the application process.

If you have an ATAR which is below the cut off score for the course you want, it is still worth listing your course as a preference, especially if the variation is not a large one.

It is also worth considering alternative pathways to your chosen course.

Major: 8 units (48 points) taken over 3 years. This is the area of study you choose to specialise in.

Minor: 4 units (24 points) taken from an area of study that is different to your major.

You must complete 48 credit points (8 units) of your course before you are eligible to go on exchange. Usually this means waiting until your second or third year of study to go on exchange.

We consider you an international student if you are not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • an Australian permanent resident.

Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as local students.

Find out more information on how to apply as an international student

An extended major made up of 12 units (96 points) taken over three years.

What our students say


“I chose Monash for reputation and flexibility”

Stefani is a 2nd year student doing a double degree in Arts and Business.

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“You are encouraged to find your own voice”

Justine is a final year student studying Bachelor of Arts to pursue Honours in History next year.

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“Global opportunities and great choice”

Claire is a 2nd year student majoring in International Studies.

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“Forward-looking, creative, with an international focus”

Christian is a 4th year student doing a double degree in Politics and Law.

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