Australia in the World

What does it mean to be Australian in the 21st century? How does Australia fit into its region and the world? How does its past affect the present? And where will we go from here? Drawing on the latest knowledge, Australia in the World features varied content, taught in an innovative way. Take advantage of field trip opportunities and gain hands-on experience, enriching your understanding of Australia in a regional and global context.

Available as a minor only.

What is it?

We step outside traditional disciplinary boundaries and allow you to follow your interests, developing in-depth knowledge in areas that are important and relevant today. You’ll probe key questions in Australian society, asking how Australia relates to Asia and the wider world during a time of globalisation, how Australia’s wartime heritage shapes the nation today, how the popular cultures of sport and travel connect Australians to domestic and international economies and politics, and how the natural environment has shaped what it means to be an Australian today.

How to Study

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

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.


Field Trips

Australia in the World offers teaching that takes you out of lecture theatres to discover Australia and the world for yourself. Our units involve international field trips to places like Istanbul and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, Prato in Italy, and Yogyakarta, Bandung and Bali in Indonesia.

The Gallipoli Prize

The Gallipoli Prize is a special scholarship available when you take units in the ‘Australia in the World’ sequence. It provides funding for students to travel to Turkey and Italy to study, while building credit towards their degree.

Study Overseas

As a Monash student, you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is to study at a Monash campus abroad, with Malaysia, South Africa or Prato to choose from. You can do an exchange at a partner university, or study abroad at a university of your choice. You choose where you want to go and we’ll help you get there.

Exciting Career Prospects

Apply your in-depth understanding of Australian society, institutions and history to a wide range of careers.

Whether you want to be a diplomat or a lawyer, a journalist or a teacher – or choose from a number of careers in the public and private sectors – you will benefit from the viewpoints and insights covered in Australia in the World.


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