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Why study Master of Arts?

Monash Arts is renowned for innovative, engaging and high quality research in the humanities and social sciences. Our areas of research strength include: Cultural Heritage; Environmental Sustainability; Interpreting Cultures; Philosophy and Bioethics; Social and Cultural Theory; Global Change and Global Security; Health, Wellbeing and Social Change; and Performance.

Join us and take you research interest to the next level by enrolling in our Master of Arts by research degree.

While undertaking your research, you will be supervised by an academic whose research expertise aligns with yours. For example, if you're interested in policing and human rights, you may find yourself working with Professor Sharon Pickering who has just been nominated for a Human Rights Award by The Australian Human Rights Commission for her series of articles - The Conversation's Academic Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers. Or, if geography and sustainability are more your thing, Dr Xuan Zhu, whose expertise includes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) theory, techniques and applications, may be the academic supervisor for you.

We have 500 plus academics who are active researchers in over 100 different areas. See our research supervisors and their areas of expertise.

When completed, your research should make a significant contribution to the current body of knowledge on your chosen topic.

You may also choose to continue on to a PhD given your new-found skills in applying, clarifying, critiquing and interpreting knowledge.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Research Training Scheme (RTS)
RTS places are available to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time, part-time
  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: full-time, part-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time

Off-campus attendance is only available in certain circumstances.

Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 2695

CRICOS code: 038571G

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Contact

Arts HDR Admissions
Email: Arts.Research.Degree@monash.edu

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

2 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 28,400 AUD

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time
  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: full-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time

Off-campus attendance is only available in certain circumstances.

Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 2695

CRICOS code: 038571G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

For enquiries contact the Monash University Institute for Graduate Research
Telephone: +61 3 9905 1538
Email: research.degrees@monash.edu

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

The minimum qualifications for admission to 100% research master's candidature are:

  • a four year Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above) in an honours year (normally with a research component in the fourth year); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand master's preliminary qualification with a significant research component and with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand coursework master's degree with a significant research component graded at a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above), and an overall result of upper H2B or above; or
  • an Australian or New Zealand research master's degree with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above); or
  • qualifications or experience that the Graduate Research Committee considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above.

Applicants should also make contact with the HDR Recruitment Manager to discuss any specific program expectations.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Semester two (July)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

The minimum qualifications for admission to 100% research master's candidature are:

  • a four year Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above) in an honours year (normally with a research component in the fourth year); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand master's preliminary qualification with a significant research component and with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand coursework master's degree with a significant research component graded at a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above), and an overall result of upper H2B or above; or
  • an Australian or New Zealand research master's degree with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above); or
  • qualifications or experience that the Graduate Research Committee considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above.

Applicants should also make contact with the HDR Recruitment Manager to discuss any specific program expectations.

Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 7.0, with a minimum score of 7 for the writing module, and at least 6 for other individual bands, or TOEFL 600, TWE 5.0

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Semester two (July)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.