The cultural economy is a highly diverse sector, characterised by a complex ecosystem in which cultural and economic goals and dynamics combine in ways that transgress traditional disciplinary and policy boundaries.
This degree provides an overall guide to this cultural economy and the individual roadmaps needed to achieve various ambitions. This might be work in the independent arts and creative/cultural industries; working in cultural policy, governance and community development; and/or seeking to place cultural economies in an historical context, and its implications for contemporary practice.
International Relevance and Practical Experience
As a student in Monash’s Master of Cultural Economy, you will have the opportunity to engage with the sector and participate in internships and field schools both in Australia and overseas.
How to Study
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Click here for fees and entry requirements for domestic and international students.
Click here for Scholarships and Funding information for domestic and international students.
See Fees and Entry Requirements (above) for English language requirements for this course.
Visit English language requirements for information on:
- English language proficiency tests – what is required and how to arrange testing
- The Monash University English Language Centre as a pathway for students who need help to meet the minimum English language requirements
See Fees and Entry Requirements (above) for a link through to study length options available for this course.
Depending on your qualification background and study goals, most of our Masters programs are available in three versions:
- 96 points - Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
- 72 points - Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
- 48 points - Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Full-time and part-time study options
Domestic students can reduce the number of units they study each semester by choosing to enrol part-time. If you choose to study part-time, be aware that:
- Night classes may not be available for all units.
- This option is not available to international students.
A small number of CSP places are available for some of our Masters programs. Refer to Fees and Entry Requirements (above) to check availability of CSP places for this course. Where places are available we automatically assess all eligible applicants before semester one and two for this award. High-achieving students should ensure they apply before the advertised deadline for the relevant intake to be ranked for potential selection. Applications received after the deadline may be accepted for a full-fee place, however will not be considered for a Commonwealth Supported place.
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 domestic students.
Our postgraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of students who have recently finished their degrees, individuals entering the industry for the first time or current industry professionals looking at furthering their career opportunities.
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