Arts humanities and social sciences

Arts humanities and social sciences

Are you interested in new ways to solve global issues? Start at Monash College and gain entry into one of Australia’s top schools for arts, humanities and social sciences.

You will learn to think critically and creatively, becoming a leader in your field. Our graduates go on to work in journalism, marketing, politics, publishing and communications.

Your pathway to Monash

Infographic: Monash College study pathways to Monash University

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Foundation year Diploma of Arts
Destination 1st year arts, global studies or music
at Monash University
2nd year arts
at Monash University
Campus City Clayton
How long? Standard: 12 months
Intensive: 9 months
Extended: 18 months
Part 1: 8 months
Part 2: 8 months     
Intakes January, March, July, August February, June, October
What you will study Choose from 12 subjects
Prerequisites for Arts: English
Specialise in sociology or psychology
Hours 5 hours per unit per week 5–7 hours per unit per week
Prerequisites None None
Cost Standard/Intensive: $25,590
Extended: $37,260
Part 1: $21,990
Part 2: $24,290

Meet Maria (Indonesia)

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DIPLOMA OF ARTS
BACHELOR OF ARTS

"At Monash College, I learnt how to think critically and develop my own ideas. It also helped me get into my preferred course at Monash University! During my studies I worked a part-time job and completed a journalism internship with Speaker TV's Department of the Future."

Rankings

44th

In the world for Arts and Humanities
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015)

76–100

In the world for Social Sciences
(Academic Ranking of World Universities by Field 2016)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Anthropology: 41
Communication and Media Studies: 33
Development Studies: 47
English Language and Literature: 41
History: 50
Linguistics: 51–100
Sociology: 34
Geography: 36
Philosophy: 51–100
Politics: 51–100
Psychology: 51–100
Social Policy and Administration: 51–100

Specialisations

Arts specialisations

  • Ancient cultures
  • Anthropology
  • Australia in the world
  • Behavioural studies
  • Bioethics
  • Chinese studies
  • Communications and media studies
  • Criminology
  • English as an international language
  • Film and screen studies
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • History
  • Holocaust and genocide studies
  • Human geography
  • Human rights
  • Indigenous cultures and histories
  • Indonesian studies
  • International relations
  • International studies
  • Islamic studies
  • Italian studies
  • Japanese studies
  • Jewish studies
  • Journalism
  • Korean studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies
  • Music
  • Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Theatre
  • Ukrainian studies

Global studies specialisations

  • Global Cultural Literacies
  • International Relations
  • International Studies

Music specialisations

  • Creative music technology
  • Ethnomusicology and musicology
  • Music composition
  • Music performance

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How we teach

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TRISH CAP
UNIT LEADER AND LECTURER
DIPLOMA OF ARTS

"We use technology as part of our teaching. This helps you apply what you have learnt to the real world. We use Google Forms and Quizlet to quiz you on the lecture content. This provides us with real-time, statistical feedback on your understanding."

Our graduates

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DEVI RAJARAM, SINGAPORE
DIPLOMA OF ARTS
BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM (HONOURS)
JOURNALIST AT ABC

"I always dreamt of being a journalist. I studied the Diploma of Arts and it was the best experience of my life. My teachers were always there to encourage me. Thanks to my experiences at Monash College, I started a career as a journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)."