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CONTENTS Your life at Monash 2
Get career ready 3
Diploma of Languages/ Diploma of Liberal Arts 9
Bachelor’s/Master’s program 10
Bachelor of Criminology 12
Bachelor of Music 18
Areas of study 22
Academic prerequisites 36
How to apply 40
Course information fast facts Look for these icons on each course page for key information.
NOTE: The entry requirements listed on the course pages are for domestic students only. International student entry requirements are located on pages 36–39.
I chose Monash Arts because I wanted to explore the beginnings of civilisation. As we start living in a more globalised world, we’re not thinking about microcosms anymore. I don’t think of it as studying Ancient Egypt specifically, but human society more broadly.”
DEAN ADAIR Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
WHY STUDY WITH MONASH ARTS? If your ambition is to explore the world of ideas, cultures and places in an environment where you’ll be inspired, supported and challenged, then Monash Arts is the place to be. We consistently rank in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide for humanities and social sciences, so you’ll be graduating from a course recognised by employers as being exceptional.
You’ll be learning from leading experts who are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, from border control to international development. And while they may have international reputations, our academics are renowned for being approachable, friendly and keen for you to succeed.
Flexibility and choice are also reasons students tell us they prefer Monash Arts. Flexible course structures mean you can make the most of the amazing opportunities on offer.
You can complete a comprehensive degree with the Bachelor of Arts, allowing you to tailor your course to suit your own needs and interests as they develop. The outcome will be a degree that’s unique to you.
Or you can select one of our specialist degrees, choosing from the Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor of Media Communication, Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Along the way you’ll shape your own future as you explore experiences such as studying overseas, internships, field trips, double degrees, 40 areas of study, and leadership, career and volunteering programs.
UNDERSTANDING THE TERMINOLOGY Comprehensive degree In Monash Arts, this refers to the Bachelor of Arts. A comprehensive degree gives you the choice and flexibility to select your units (subjects), and requires you to complete 24 units, including specific requirements such as completing an Arts major and an Arts minor.
Specialist degree In Monash Arts, this refers to the Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor of Media Communication, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. You need to complete 24 units, including specific requirements such as completing a specialisation. In a specialist degree, you start studying your chosen area of study straight away.
Units Sometimes called a subject, units are usually worth six credit points. You need to complete 144 credit points in a three-year degree. Some second-year and third-year units are worth 12 credit points, and are counted as two units – these units have a higher workload.
Areas of study An ‘area of study’ is a field of knowledge – for example, literary studies or sociology. Areas of study are sometimes called ‘disciplines’ See pages 23–34.
Major A major is eight units from the same area of study. In the Bachelor of Arts you can choose to study one or two majors, and you don’t have to decide on your major straight away.
Minor A minor is four units from the same area of study.
Specialisation An Arts specialisation consists of 10–12 units and is a requirement of any of the specialist degrees.
Elective There are eight units of free electives in your Arts course which can be taken from Arts, Business, IT or Science.
BE SUPPORTED There are many ways to engage with university life and be supported. Our Peers, Ambassadors, Leaders (PAL) and First in Family (FIF) programs are just two examples of how we support you. See page 2.
BACHELOR’S/ MASTER’S PROGRAM Plan ahead and graduate with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in four years. See page 10.
DOUBLE DEGREE OPTIONS You’re spoilt for choice with more than 40 double degree combinations to select from.
INTERNSHIPS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS All of our courses offer internship experiences either in Australia or overseas. Build your networks and unlock a world of career opportunities. See page 3.
UNIQUE OVERSEAS STUDY EXPERIENCES We provide overseas study and international immersion experiences for more students than any other university in Australia. See page 4.
TOP 1% IN THE WORLD We’re ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide for humanities and social sciences.
YOUR LIFE AT MONASH A world of opportunity. University life is the start of an adventure, and with Monash Arts you’ll be inspired by the people you meet, the discoveries you make and the places you can go. Find out more: monash.edu/arts/student-life
FIRST IN FAMILY Being a trailblazer can be scary.
If you’re the first person in your family to go to uni, we’ll support you with academic mentoring and get you connected through social events.
STUDY IN STYLE Late night hours in our stunning libraries make studying a breeze.
BUILD YOUR BRAND Kickstart your career through getting a byline in respected student publications
like Mojo, Lot’s Wife and Esperanto.
EASY RIDER Our intercampus shuttle makes
getting to class simple.
With over 100 groups to choose from, you’ll be sure to find your tribe.
Feel the vibe with live music performances, amazing food options
and student club activities.
BE A PAL Our Peers, Ambassadors, Leaders program (PAL) offers support and
networking opportunities for students while building skills in peer support,
mentoring, teamwork and leadership.
WORK IT OUT Get a foot in the door and figure out your dream career path by taking
advantage of Work Integrated Learning and internships.
INTERNSHIPS Work in an organisation as part of your studies and get credit towards your course. You could be working with a member of state parliament, building a school in a developing nation, working behind the scenes at a television station, or as a researcher with a non-profit organisation. The opportunities are endless.
Advantages of doing an internship • You’ll gain valuable work experience that counts towards your degree. • Apply what you’re learning in class to a real-world context. • Gain valuable networking opportunities – you’ll link up with people who
can give you advice and introduce you to groups and networks. • Do an internship overseas and build your intercultural skills at the
same time.
Places where our students have interned • Global Poverty Project in New York • The State Museum of Majdanek in Poland • Mango Communications • Live Performance Australia • Channel 7 • Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre • Ernst & Young • Oxfam • Australian Embassy in Rome • Melbourne Writers Festival • American Chamber of Commerce • Korean Consulate-General • Penang House of Music in Malaysia • Creative Innovation Global • Melbourne Festival.
Discover more at monash.edu/arts/WIL-Internships
GET CAREER READY The future of work is human By studying humanities, social sciences or the performing arts, you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the key skills sought by employers, including agility, lateral thinking and improvisation; skills that surpass automation and are relevant to all careers.
Written and verbal communication You’ll develop strong skills in communication that enable you to express your ideas clearly, form an opinion, argue persuasively and think logically. You can even take electives in Academic and Professional Writing to increase your skills in language, writing and independent learning and further your understanding of professional communication.
Problem-solving and critical thinking You’ll learn how to evaluate complex information, analyse the causes of a problem and suggest alternative solutions.
Research and interdisciplinary thinking You’ll become a productive researcher, synthesising information from different resources in order to answer complicated questions. You’ll graduate with the ability to analyse problems from several different perspectives and arrive at a solution through recognising how each of the alternative approaches influences the others.
Leadership Decision-making, time management and goal-setting are qualities you’ll develop during your course.
Career options Our graduates go into as many career paths as there are majors. For example, there are linguists helping to improve the quality of life for the hearing impaired; social entrepreneurs helping people live more sustainably; and criminologists working on policy change in criminal justice. For more information about career options, see our areas of study section on pages 23–34.
LEARNING ABROAD Amazing experiences beyond the classroom. Monash Arts has the most extensive overseas study opportunities of any university in Australia. Whether you go for two weeks or two semesters, there’s a program to suit your interests, curiosities and study needs.
We have partnerships with more than 150 universities worldwide, a study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia. And if you’re a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Global Studies student, you’ll have access to our groundbreaking Global Immersion Guarantee.
STUDYING OVERSEAS GIVES YOU AN EDGE Research shows that students with international study experience: • have better grades throughout their degree • are more employable once they graduate • earn more throughout their career.
You’ll expand your worldview through experiencing different cultures and ways of doing things. You’ll build your self-confidence, and be more adaptable and independent. You’ll also develop skills in effective communication, collaboration and time management.
Image courtesy of Emma Tkalcevic.
WHERE CAN I GO? Arts study tours Programs vary in length from two to four weeks. They’re taught intensively so you can complete a full unit in that time. Another bonus is that they run between semesters, which means you can continue to travel after completing your program and you could finish your degree sooner.
Some examples of what you could do include: • creating journalism stories while joining the
Engineers Without Borders study tour of Cambodia • undertaking archaeological fieldwork and excavation
in Italy • jamming with jazz masters in New York • engaging with cultural identities while considering
the key challenges they face in Cuba today • mastering Mandarin in China • comparing crime and social control in the USA or Asia • unravelling genocide in Europe.
Arts Semester in Prato Make the Monash Prato Centre your European study base. Close to Florence in the picturesque landscape of Tuscany, the Monash Prato Centre is located in the beautiful 18th-century Palazzo Vaj right in the centre of Prato.
The program is flexible, immersive and enriching. Divided into three-by-four-week intensive blocks, you can study for the full 12 weeks or take the option of including some travel time and study for four or eight weeks. Embrace the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most renowned international scholars as you study fascinating subjects such as: • Intensive introductory Italian language • cultural diversity in contemporary Europe • the Renaissance in Florence • global connections: understanding cultural literacy • exploring Tuscany, tradition, innovation and sustainability.
Intensive language programs Studying overseas as part of your language major is a great way to immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture. Monash Arts offers a variety of faculty-led and endorsed language programs available to language students for credit.
Intercampus exchange to Monash Malaysia Established in 1998 in Bandar Sunway (18 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur), Monash Malaysia is Monash’s first international campus. Intercampus exchange to Monash Malaysia is available to all Monash Australia students, provided they have room within their course.
Exchange to a partner institution An exchange program involves studying with one of our partner universities around the world. You can go on exchange for one or two semesters. Financial assistance is available and there are no extra tuition fees. You can choose from more than 150 universities in 30 countries.
Study Abroad If your preferred overseas destination is not a Monash partner university, you can still choose to go there on Study Abroad. You’ll pay the host university’s tuition fees for the time you’re there, and you’re still able to access financial assistance to support your travel.
Find out more at monash.edu/arts/learning-abroad
Based at the Monash Prato Centre, you’ll be exposed to experts working to mitigate the impact that different industries have on Italy’s natural environment.
You’ll travel to two Indonesian islands to understand how different communities can balance economic development and environmental sustainability.
Based at the Monash Malaysia campus in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll examine a number of sustainability challenges that are confronting contemporary Malaysia.
Based at the TATA Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, you’ll navigate
the environmental challenges faced by India’s biggest and most populated city.
Travelling between two cities (Beijing, Suzhou or Shanghai), you’ll be immersed in the work of China’s businesses and universities that are
focused on advancing innovative and creative solutions to some of
the world’s major challenges.
GLOBAL IMMERSION GUARANTEE The Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) is a ground-breaking initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all first-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Global Studies students to one of five international destinations – China, India, Indonesia, Italy or Malaysia.
GIG is about innovating and putting your degree into practice by responding to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Engage with people and organisations already working on these issues, and you’ll have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the complexities and challenges involved in implementing sustainable and innovative solutions – all skills your future employers will look for.
Learn more at monash.edu/arts/global-immersion-guarantee
BACHELOR OF ARTS Our world needs graduates who thrive in an era of uncertainty and change. In the Monash Bachelor of Arts you’ll cultivate your intellect, foster your passions and develop your capacity to ask the questions and find the solutions required to transform our world. We support you to become enterprising and passionate advocates for social change.
The Bachelor of Arts is designed to give you maximum flexibility and choice. You can choose from more than 40 areas of study to build a genuinely transformative experience. The course is built around deeply enriching experiences, and via your elective units, offers you four signature elements through which to develop your unique graduate profile. You can choose from local and international internships, professional engagements and entrepreneurial opportunities, and the choice of more than 50 global immersion programs, preparing you to live and work in complex and culturally diverse environments, while building a community of like-minded peers.
The major Eight units make up your major. These units are from the same area of study3 – for example, anthropology, Chinese studies or politics. There are many units to choose from but there are also some compulsory units. These are called gateway, cornerstone and capstone units, which have been designed to help you consolidate your learning so you can get the most out of your major.
Gateway: a first-year foundation unit introducing you to the major.
Cornerstone: a second-year unit that focuses on making sure you have a solid grasp of your major.
Capstone: a third-year unit where you demonstrate advanced knowledge of your major. This could be a supervised research project or an internship with an industry partner.
The minor Four units make up your minor. They’re all from the same area of study, but this will be different to your major. There’s one, sometimes two, gateway units in your minor, but no cornerstone or capstone.
Arts electives and signature elements You’ll complete four units of Arts electives of which a minimum of two units will be from the signature elements options:
Global immersion: Broaden your knowledge and life experience by participating in the GIG, one of our other short study trips or a semester- long program.
Intercultural expertise: Learn to recognise your own cultural values and biases, and build skills to thrive in globalised work places and communities.
Professional experience: Through industry internships and placements, create networks and skills for your career development.
Innovation capability: Cultivate an innovation mindset as you develop your creative and enterprising abilities.
Free electives These are eight units that can be from Arts or another Monash course. You can structure these to suit your interests – for example, you could add a second major which gives you two areas of expertise.
Taking advantage of the flexible structure While there are aspects of the course structure that are fixed, (i.e. you must complete a major, a minor and four other Arts units), there’s still plenty of flexibility. That’s because we want you to take advantage of the choice and opportunities we offer, but it also means you can design the course to suit your needs and interests as they evolve. Some examples of what we mean by ‘flexible’ are: • you can decide your major in second-year • you can start your minor in second-year • you can use the eight free electives to make
up a second major, two minors, a minor plus electives, or just electives. These can be from Arts, Business, IT or Science.
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CAREER OPTIONS Communications, corporate and tourism sectors, diplomacy, directing, editing, education, film, foreign affairs, gallery curating, human rights, Indigenous affairs, international development, international relations, journalism, linguistics, management, marketing and advertising, media, multicultural affairs, policy writing, politics, public relations, scriptwriting, social justice, sustainability, theatre, trade, translating and interpreting.
Discover where a Monash Bachelor of Arts can take you at monash.edu/what-a-week
Find out more at monash.edu/ study/course/a2000
1 The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E). 2 This guarantee doesn’t apply to the Laws pathway, which requires an ATAR of 90+. 3 Refer to pages 23–34 for a comprehensive listing of areas of study available in your Arts degree.
GLOBAL IMMERSION GUARANTEE Being a Bachelor of Arts student, you’ll have access to the Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee – an opportunity to spend two weeks studying in China, India, Indonesia, Italy or Malaysia, with airfares and accommodation covered as part of your degree. For more information, visit monash.edu/arts/global- immersion-guarantee
INTERNSHIPS An internship is often the first step of your career. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake an internship for course credit in the final year of your course. We’ll help match you to a role that’s aligned with your skills and interests, giving you the chance to build networks and make contacts for your career development.
Entry requirements
COURSE Indicative
ATAR1 Indicative
IB1 Monash
Studying a Bachelor of Arts has been such an exciting roller coaster. By majoring in Chinese studies, I have been able to marry my passion for performing with my interest in language.
Through my studies, I have found a community of like-minded students that are making waves with their background in Arts. The highlight of my Arts degree would definitely have to be the people that I met on my recent trip to China.”
SHAHNEEZAR THEVAKUMAR Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
What your course will look like The Bachelor of Arts is a three-year course with 24 units. Check out a sample course map below.
Behavioural Studies
Behavioural Studies
Major Minor Arts elective Free elective
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1 The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E). For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at monash.edu/study RC – Range of criteria.
2 This guarantee doesn’t apply to the Laws pathway, which requires an ATAR of 90+. 3 Not available with all specialisations. For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double
degrees are available at monash.edu/study
BACHELOR OF ARTS DOUBLE DEGREES Multiply your opportunities and become an expert in two fields by choosing a double degree course. This allows you to study towards two different bachelor’s degrees at the same time, providing you with more career flexibility and opportunities.
A double degree doesn’t mean double the work; in fact, it takes two years less to complete than if you studied the courses separately. A typical double degree takes four years and comprises 32 units, 16 from each course. Some double degrees are longer – for example, the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts combination takes five years.
There are many benefits to choosing a double degree. You’ll broaden your knowledge across two different fields, diversify your skill base and expand your career opportunities. A double degree may also fit the profession and field you want to work in – for example, working as an international development lawyer (Arts/Laws), an environmental journalist (Arts/Science), a business manager (Arts/Business) or a music critic (Arts/Music).
What your course will look like The Arts component consists of a major, minor and four Arts electives. The structure of the other degree will vary for each course.
Semester 1 Major Minor Other degree Other degree
Semester 2 Major Minor Other degree Other degree
Semester 1 Major Arts elective / signature element Other degree Other degree
Semester 2 Major Arts elective / signature element Other degree Other degree
Arts degree Other degree
Double degrees with:
Business 4 83.60 30 75
Business Administration 4 80.15 29 75
Commerce 4 92.55 35 86
Criminology 4 84 31 75
Education (Honours) in Primary Education 4.25 87.50 RC 32 RC 75 RC
Education (Honours) in Secondary Education 4.25 87.05 RC 32 RC 75 RC
Engineering (Honours)3 5 93.60 RC 36 86
Fine Art 4 80.20 RC 29 RC 75 RC
Information Technology 4 87.00 32 75
International Business 4 83.80 31 75
Laws (Honours) 5.25 98 40 94
Marketing 4 81.60 30 75
Music 4 E:83+ RC E:30+ RC 75 RC
Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 E:90* E:90* 80*
Science 4 85.50 31 75
* All applicants must complete the online Supplementary Information form. Refer to monash.edu/study/courses/find-a-course/2021/politics,-philosophy-and-economics-and-arts-a2013 for full details and deadlines.
DIPLOMA OF LANGUAGES DIPLOMA OF LIBERAL ARTS An Arts diploma allows you to take additional studies in Arts while completing any Monash single or double Bachelor’s course.
What is a diploma? A diploma is an additional course of study taken alongside your bachelor’s degree. It’s the equivalent of eight units, which make up a major. You’ll cover first, second and third year units. Diplomas are taught alongside your degree and add an extra year of study.
Who’s eligible? Students from any Monash faculty who are studying a bachelor’s single or double degree.
Why study a diploma? By studying a Diploma of Languages or a Diploma of Liberal Arts, you will: • Diversify and deepen your skills and knowledge • Expand your career options • Continue with an area of study you have a keen interest in, or try
something completely different.
Diploma of Languages This diploma allows you to study Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean or a European language (French, German, Italian or Spanish). There are different entry levels so you can commence as a beginner in the language or with a language background.
Diploma of Liberal Arts Expand your studies by choosing any Arts area of study available as a major, except for languages.
Applying for entry You can apply for entry to either of these diplomas only after you’ve accepted your offer into your main course at Monash.
Broaden your career options Students choose to study Monash Arts diplomas to enhance their future career opportunities. For example, Law students hone their courtroom skills through theatre and performance, international business students gain a competitive edge by studying a language, and biomedical students increase their career choices through journalism.
BACHELOR’S/ MASTER’S PROGRAM With Monash Arts you can graduate with a bachelor’s and a master’s* degree in just four years. After completing two years of your bachelor’s course, and providing you’re a high- achieving student, you can take master’s-level units as your electives in third-year.
You then complete the rest of your master’s course in fourth-year. You can match your Monash Arts bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree in: • Applied Linguistics • Bioethics • Communications and Media Studies • Cultural and Creative Industries • International Development Practice • International Relations • International Sustainable Tourism Management • Interpreting and Translation Studies • Journalism • Public Policy • Strategic Communications Management.
The benefits At Monash Arts we’re committed to providing you with as many opportunities and as much flexibility as possible to allow you to maximise your study options. The Bachelor’s/Master’s program allows you to: • Fast track your studies and graduate with an undergraduate and
postgraduate degree in just four years – instead of five • Take advantage of the most extensive Bachelor’s/Master’s offering
in Australia • Make yourself more employable with two degrees and
specialist knowledge • Save time and save on fees.
How it works
Step 1
Enter any Monash Arts single bachelor’s degree (Arts; Criminology; Global Studies; Media Communication; Music or Politics, Philosophy and Economics)
Step 2 Follow any major or specialisation sequence and successfully complete two years of study (full-time equivalent)
Step 3
During your final semester of your second year of the bachelor’s degree, as a high achieving student, you are invited to apply to transition into your chosen Arts master’s degree
Step 4 Once accepted into the program you will commence your master’s units during the third year of your study
Step 5 You will complete one more year of master’s units
I see the master’s degree as a necessary qualification in an age of credential inflation and highly competitive globalised job markets. The master’s qualification also opens up networking opportunities within Victorian and Australian tourism industries, which are invaluable in such a competitive job market.”
BRENDAN DOMBROWSKY Bachelor of Arts/Master of Tourism student
* A master’s degree is a more advanced degree, usually taken after completing a bachelor’s degree.
Example course map showing the Bachelor’s/Master’s program, using the Bachelor of Arts as an indicative structure.
Semester 1 Major Minor Arts elective Free elective
Semester 2 Major Minor Arts elective Free elective
justice organisations • Human rights organisations
Federal Police • The Courts system • Attorney-General’s Department • Community legal centres • And a range of private
organisations in which Criminology specialist skills will provide a key competitive advantage.
Find out more at monash.edu/ study/course/a2008
1 The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E). For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at monash.edu/study
BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY Improve responses to crime and criminality.
Criminology is the study of crime and social control. Crime – how we define it, how we understand its causes and the ways we respond to it – provides a window into society’s challenges, values and aspirations. This course offers students a world-leading program delivered by a team of outstanding teachers and researchers.
You’ll consider the local, national and global aspects of crime and justice, and become familiar with a range of lenses for understanding and assessing the impact of society’s changing responses to crime and justice. You’ll gain an understanding of victimisation and perpetration, inequality and its impacts, and approaches to understanding crime. Throughout the course you’ll develop your capabilities via the key themes of expert knowledge, global reach and focus, and collaboration and innovation.
Expert knowledge With its own advisory board, the Bachelor of Criminology brings into play the advice and dynamic perspectives of industry experts, meaning our students benefit from current insights into industry developments.
You’ll learn about crime committed by individuals, groups, organisations and states, and the mechanisms of the criminal justice system, including police, courts and corrections. Options are available to develop knowledge of specific criminal concerns, such as sexual violence, gendered violence, punishment, criminal justice processes, marginalisation, drugs, cybercrime, risk and surveillance, victimisation and perpetration, youth crime, and crime prevention and transnational justice practices.
Global reach and focus Throughout the course you’ll be challenged to apply abstract knowledge to real-world problems of crime and justice, and develop solutions. You’ll also have the opportunity to travel internationally and meet criminal justice experts from across the world through a selection of exclusive field trips.
The field trips offer a truly immersive learning experience to complement the academic knowledge you’ll gain in class, allowing you to engage in context and gain a genuine understanding of the human realities behind the study of criminology.
Collaboration and innovation Through multiple opportunities for engagement with industry, you’ll gain the experience needed to be workplace ready. In the professional project unit, you’ll work closely with our industry partners, opening up new pathways and opportunities for your career, and capping off your criminology study by bringing together your knowledge and skills in your final year. The professional project features real-life scenarios, and your work will be assessed by both academics and industry experts.
Further opportunities and internships are available to you through Arts internships, both in Australia and around the world, so you can get hands-on experience while you gain study credit.
Double degrees The Bachelor of Criminology can be paired with the: • Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Information Technology • Bachelor of Laws (Honours).
INTERNATIONAL STUDY OPPORTUNITIES You’ll have opportunities to travel internationally to meet criminal justice experts through a selection of exclusive field trips. Study tours include: • Crime and criminal justice in Asia • Comparative criminology in the US • Human rights in the criminal
justice sphere.
Entry requirements
COURSE Indicative
ATAR1 Indicative
IB1 Monash
Double degrees with:
Information Technology 4 81.05 29 75
Laws (Honours) 5.25 98 40 E:94
When students start their Criminology degree, it just blows their mind. It’s exciting to be able to see what’s going on, what’s going wrong, and how you could have an impact on the issue.”
DR KATE BURNS Criminology Honours Coordinator
Semester 1 The global crime problem The complexity of crime Arts/criminology elective Free elective
Semester 2 Punishment, courts and corrections
Crime prevention and crime control
Arts/criminology elective Free elective
Semester 1 Indigenous justice Victims, justice and the law Free elective Free elective
Semester 2 Crime and justice policy Criminology elective Free elective Free elective
Semester 1 Professional project 1 Crime, risk and security Criminology elective Free elective
Semester 2 Professional project 2 Criminology elective Criminology elective Free elective
Core units Arts/Criminology elective Professional project Free elective
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FASCINATED BY CRIMINAL MINDS? If you’re interested in studying psychology alongside your criminology degree, you’ll want to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Criminology double degree. This double degree gives you the option to take the APAC accredited psychology extended major and take part in the Global Immersion Guarantee (see page 5).
BACHELOR OF GLOBAL STUDIES If you aspire to become a leader in creating social change, then the Bachelor of Global Studies is the course for you. You’ll learn how to critically analyse global challenges facing cultures and communities around the world, and how to apply your knowledge to these challenges and devise imaginative and well-informed solutions to help solve them.
The Bachelor of Global Studies has many exciting features, including core units on leadership development, project-based learning, internship placements with industries and organisations who are leading advocates for social change around the world, a broad range of electives that train you to think across different disciplines, an overseas study component, and the option of doing a double degree with Laws (Honours), Science or Commerce.
Overseas study Integral to this course is overseas study that can be completed across a full semester or taken intensively. You could take units offered at a Monash international location, join in one of our many study tours, or study at one of our prestigious partner universities. It’s compulsory to take at least three overseas study units, but you can take more if you want. With partnerships with more than 150 universities worldwide, our study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia, you’re spoilt for choice.
Engaging with industry With its own advisory board, the Bachelor of Global Studies is in a unique position to draw on the advice and perspectives of industry experts. The board consists of professionals from diverse backgrounds with direct links to business, government and the social sector. They provide vital guidance, advice and feedback to inform our program development and to ensure the course delivers the best outcomes for you.
Double degrees The Bachelor of Global Studies can be taken as a double degree with the: • Bachelor of Commerce • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) • Bachelor of Science.
Double degrees allow you to combine two areas of interest and gain expertise in both. As a graduate you’ll have greater career flexibility, and because the double degree is completed in a shorter time than two single degrees, you’ll be saving time and money.
Internships There are many opportunities within the course to take an internship, where you can apply your knowledge to a professional work environment and gain valuable experience and insights into the ‘real-world’ environment. Internships are available with a wide range of organisations and count as credit towards your degree.
Course structure Three core units on ‘Leadership for social change’: These units are exclusive to the Bachelor of Global Studies and are taken over three years. You’ll learn about forms of leadership, drivers of social change and how to apply your learning in practical and professional real-life contexts.
Classes are mainly workshops where you’ll engage in problem-based learning and develop skills in creativity, teamwork, cross-cultural collaboration, critical thinking, self-learning and analytical writing.
Twelve units from one of the following specialisations: • Cultural competence • Human rights • International relations • International studies.
Eight free elective units: With these units you can study units from Arts or from another area such as Information Technology, Science or Business. You could also use these electives to do an internship or study overseas.
specialist • The non-government sector • And much more.
Find out more at monash.edu/ study/course/a2001
1 The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E). For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at monash.edu/study
GLOBAL IMMERSION GUARANTEE Being a student in the Bachelor of Global Studies means you’ll have access to the Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee – an opportunity to spend two weeks studying in China, India, Indonesia, Italy or Malaysia, with airfares and accommodation covered as part of your degree. For more information, visit monash.edu/arts/global- immersion-guarantee
Entry requirements
COURSE Indicative
ATAR1 Indicative
IB1 Monash
Double degrees with:
Laws (Honours) 5.25 98 40 94
Science 4 90.00 34 85
SPECIALISATIONS Cultural competence Extend your studies of leadership, culture and globalisation by focusing on communication across cultural borders. By studying one of eight internationally important languages – Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean or a European language (French, German, Italian or Spanish) – you’ll deepen your cross-cultural skills and knowledge. All languages are available for beginners through to those with proficiency. You’ll also study topics such as managing intercultural communication, and the skills you build will enable you to apply your knowledge in real-world contexts.
Human rights In the era of globalisation, one of the most important concepts in international affairs is human rights. What are human rights? Are human rights culturally relative? How can human rights be justified? You’ll learn how human rights help to address issues such as global poverty, unequal access to medicine, warfare, terrorism, children’s rights, humanitarian intervention, torture, surveillance and more.
International relations What are the dynamics of global politics and economics? Gain an understanding of the relationships between political institutions, international organisations, and governmental and non-governmental actors. Grasp evidence-based explanations to study war and conflict, development, financial and other crises at a global level. You’ll undertake in-depth study of topics of contemporary significance such as terrorism and political violence, global governance, international security and foreign policy.
International studies In order to be competitive in the international marketplace of products, ideas and knowledge, we need to understand how people experience different cultures. International studies develops this understanding by exploring the issues and events that have shaped and continue to shape our world. You’ll examine such diverse topics as the role of cities as drivers of change, migrant and refugee experiences, power and poverty, and tradition and popular culture. In doing so, you’ll develop a solid understanding of European and Asian cultural studies, and of networks of relations between Europe, Asia and Australia.
Learning in different contexts in different countries enriches the learning experience so much. Students work together as a team to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.”
DR SUSAN CARLAND Director of the Bachelor of Global Studies
What your course will look like
Semester 2 Specialisation Specialisation Elective Elective
Semester 2 Specialisation Specialisation Specialisation Specialisation
Semester 2 Leadership for social change (double unit) Specialisation Elective
Core units Specialisation Elective
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BACHELOR OF MEDIA COMMUNICATION A degree for today’s media world, the Bachelor of Media Communication addresses the growing demand for graduates with new and diverse skills in communication, and a critical understanding of how media influences our lives.
You’ll be part of a new generation of thinkers and future-driven media and communication professionals who’ll challenge convention and devise solutions that’ll take us into the next century.
Graduate with a portfolio that will make you stand out You’ll develop your practical experience and work-ready skills to build a portfolio of real work throughout your course. This could be projects such as a documentary, short film or digital marketing campaign, depending on your interest area. The result is tangible pieces of work you can take out and show to potential employers.
What you’ll study The course comprises core units, a specialisation and electives. You can tailor it to suit your interest by choosing your specialisation and electives. In your final year you can do either an internship or a professional project.
Double degrees The Bachelor of Media Communication can be paired with the: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Business Administration • Bachelor of Design • Bachelor of Fine Art • Bachelor of Marketing.
Internship If you’re interested in gaining valuable work experience, you can apply for an internship through our extensive network of industry partners within Australia and around the world. The internship runs in the final year of your course. It’ll give you the opportunity to build networks and make contacts for your career development.
Free electives There are eight free electives in the course. That means you’ll have the flexibility to take units from another discipline within Arts such as politics or a language or from another faculty such as Business, IT or Science. These electives will complement your specialisation and add diversity to your skill set, making you stand out from your peers.
Core units Media challenges This unit addresses the great media challenges of our time. Learn how to critically analyse and think strategically about how to tackle today’s problems, as well as those that lie ahead.
Communicating in the digital era Become proficient in areas such as video production, broadcasting, news reporting, advertising and social media. Learn to combine critical skills in digital literacy with practical skills in media production to develop your overall digital knowledge.
Media communication practice labs With our purpose-built media labs, you’ll have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work in a professional media environment right on campus. Experiment with different kinds of technology – from working in live and post-production TV studios, or the latest radio broadcast facilities.
Professional placement In your final year you’ll have the opportunity to bring together your in-depth knowledge and skills with either an internship or professional project.
1 For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at monash.edu/study
DID YOU KNOW? The multi-million-dollar Monash Media Lab is one of Australia’s most advanced media facilities. Used for teaching as well as production/ commercial use, the facilities include: • Newsroom with workstations and
a video wall • TV studio with HD cameras,
cyclorama, green screen, make-up room, news desk
• Control room with multiview panels, vision mixer, audio desk, electronic news production system, cuescript, teradek, talkback, sienna media management
• Radio studios with control room • Theatrette to seat 30 • As well as editing suites,
voice over rooms and Mac labs.
Double degrees with:
Business 4 84.60 30 75
Business Administration 4 E:80.35 E:29 75
Design 4 87.25 32 78
Fine Arts 4 E:86+ RC E:30+ RC 75
Marketing 4 84.85 31 75
SPECIALISATIONS There are four specialisations to choose from. If you’re not sure which to pursue, you can start with two specialisations in first-year and make a decision in second-year.
Journalism Make the news and make stories that matter. Spanning digital, audio, video and print media, this specialisation makes use of the Monash Media Lab to give you the practical and creative skills required to excel in a rewarding journalism career.
Media You’ll become a true media expert in today’s fast-evolving world, building skills and knowledge in media research, management, communication and policy. You’ll develop skills in media analysis that have applications across a wide range of professional contexts – from social media strategy in organisations to media management and communication, and media policy.
Public relations You’ll learn how to research, develop, apply then evaluate communication strategies. You’ll develop global perspectives, understand the importance of the management of stakeholder relationships and reputation, acquire skills in public opinion analysis, learn to identify and manage organisational issues, and develop a crisis management plan.
This specialisation also provides you with the skills required to research, plan and implement a strategic public relations campaign.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with real clients where you’ll gain insights into ethical communication practice as well as the skills needed for a professional career in communication.
Screen Screen industries, technologies and cultures are changing faster than ever. This specialisation gives you the knowledge to understand these transformations, navigating how film, television and newer screen formats have led to and function within contemporary media ecologies.
You’ll study an extensive range of units. Looking at global and local film cultures, you’ll examine the power and influence screen has to share stories, and its ability to influence and change society.
The screen specialisation also develops your practical video production skills relevant to a broad range of media platforms and screen cultures.
The highlight of this course has been doing all the practical work. The biggest thing is to utilise the facilities and the equipment here, because there’s just so much and everyone is really welcoming and open for you to use it.”
CLAIRE CORBEL Bachelor of Media Communication
What your course will look like
Semester 2 Communicating in the digital era Specialisation Specialisation Free elective
Semester 2 Specialisation Media communication practice lab Media communication practice lab Free elective
Semester 1 Specialisation Specialisation Specialisation Free elective
Semester 2 Industry internship or media communication practice lab Free elective Free elective
Core units Specialisation Elective
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CAREER OPTIONS • Accompanist • Artist manager • Audio engineer • Audio visual production • Composer • Conductor • Critic • Editor • Festival producer • Film scoring • Marketing and communications • Mastering • Music journalism • Music publishing • Music writer • Performance • Producer • Publisher • Social media • Teaching
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BACHELOR OF MUSIC The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music has one of the most comprehensive music programs in the country. We excel in classical, jazz and popular music performance. We have vibrant programs in composition, improvisation and creative music technology.
You’ll collaborate with international artists, learn from accomplished teaching staff, study and perform in New York or Prato, Italy, and perform to audiences across the country with an ensemble or orchestra.
How the course is structured The course comprises 24 units. These units work through three themes and electives.
Themes Music specialist study Choose from one of the following specialisations: • Music performance (classical or jazz) • Popular music • Composition and music technology • Ethnomusicology and musicology.
Music theory and ear training These units integrate the development of aural skills with the theoretical understanding of music through listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition.
Music context study Learn about music and music-making in a variety of cultural, historical, social and professional settings.
Electives There are eight free electives that you can take from Music, Arts, Business, IT or Science. For example, you could complement your studies with a language or marketing units from the Business school.
Double degrees The Bachelor of Music can be paired with the: • Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Commerce • Bachelor of Education (Honours),
including VIT registration • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) • Bachelor of Science.
Other ways to study music in your course You can include non-practical music units in your Bachelor of Arts course as a major, a minor or use your free electives. If you’re studying another Monash course, you can use your electives to take non-practical music units.
Performance opportunities Monash is renowned for its performance opportunities and we have a diverse range of small and large ensembles, including piano ensembles, choral groups (gospel, contemporary and classical), electronic laptop, new music, string sinfonia, wind symphony, funk, pop, Latin jazz, Gamelan, small jazz ensembles (including Australian jazz and Brazilian) as well as the Monash Art Ensemble and the Monash Academy Orchestra.
1 The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E). For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 36–39 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at monash.edu/study
2 Not available with all specialisations.
Entry requirements
COURSE Indicative
ATAR1 Indicative
IB1 Monash
Double degrees with:
Arts 4 E:83+ RC E:30+ RC 75+ RC
Commerce 4 E:92.85 RC E:35 RC 86 RC
Education (Honours) in Primary Education 4.25 E:81.5+ RC E:30+ RC 77 RC
Education (Honours) in Secondary Education 4.25 E:85.80+ RC E:31+ RC 77 RC
Laws (Honours) 5.25 E:98 RC E:40 RC 94 RC
Science 4 E:88.88+ RC E:33 RC 75+ RC
WORLD-CLASS DIGITAL HUB Monash’s Digital Hub enables incoming and outgoing audio- visual streaming that globalises students’ learning experience by empowering them to engage in real-time performance and teaching opportunities with performance heroes from around the world. The Hub is leveraged for collaborative performance experiences and the creation of digital portfolios for all music students.
SPECIALISATIONS Music performance (classical or jazz improvisation) Available to those with strong musical aptitude in classical or jazz performance, this specialisation offers you the rigour and richness required to put you on the path to professional music performance success. You’ll acquire an assured instrumental or vocal technique and perform in a variety of ensembles, in addition to solo work. You will have the opportunity to take part in one of our study tours to New York or to the Monash Prato Centre in Italy.
Popular music Designed for popular music performers and creators of the future. In addition to developing practical performance skills and stagecraft, you’ll  learn how to engage with a broad range of tools, performance styles and contexts representative of the popular music industry. You’ll start by developing techniques and practice strategies on your principal instrument or voice across a range of musical styles and repertoires. These skills will be applied in both solo and ensemble performance contexts in song-writing, live and recording environments. You’ll have the opportunity to conceptualise and create a live performance and recording project under the guidance of expert teachers  within your chosen musical style and/or context.
Composition and music technology In this specialisation you’ll develop skills in composition and music technology for acoustic and electronic instruments, song-writing and music for other media such as film and video games. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with performance students, write for visiting international artists and make your own recording projects. Through our partnership with the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS), you’ll have access to vintage electronic equipment, and the School provides an innovative studio and recording space. Our ongoing program of local, national and international visiting artists and workshops means you’ll create established contacts with industry and be prepared for global career opportunities.
In this environment, you’re encouraged to learn what you need to learn, but also jump out of the box and try something outside of your comfort zone. If anything, it’s encouraged, which is a really beautiful way for artistry and creativity to flourish.”
MAX LAWRENCE Bachelor of Music
What your course will look like
Semester 1 Music specialist study Music theory and ear training Music context study Free elective
Semester 2 Music specialist study Music theory and ear training Music context study Free elective
Semester 1 Music specialist study Music theory and ear training Music context study Free elective
Semester 2 Music specialist study Music theory and ear training Music context study Free elective
Semester 1 Music specialist study Free elective Music context study Free elective
Semester 2 Music specialist study Free elective Music context study Free elective
Music specialist study Music theory and ear training Music context study Free elective
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CAREER OPTIONS The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics opens you up to a diverse range of careers in fields including: • Politics • Policy and government
departments • Teaching • Research • Government administration • Industrial relations • Lobbying and advocacy • NGOs • Economics • Business • Finance • Law • Journalism.
Find out more at monash.edu/ study/course/a2010
CRICOS CODE: 0100405
BACHELOR OF POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND ECONOMICS Developed by Monash’s world-renowned Politics, Philosophy and Economics professors, this elite program is designed for deep thinkers who want to have a real impact.
After mastering the main ideas shaping our understanding of society, you’ll move on to study at the creative intersection between politics, philosophy and economics.
You’ll engage with researchers and global leaders to hone the industry relevant abilities needed to thrive in a world defined by constant technological, environmental, political and population change.
An Industry Advisory Board guides the direction and development of the course, ensuring that all units are informed by elite insider knowledge.
Core units Big ideas in politics, philosophy and economics Engage with the big ideas that have shaped the world and the emerging ideas that seek to alter it. This unit introduces major ideas in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in an innovative inter-disciplinary learning environment. You’ll comprehend and analyse the inter-relationships between politics and the good life, freedom and the economy, and how we know what we know in order to behave ethically in a globalised society.
Policy analysis in politics, philosophy and economics Tackle real-world contemporary policy challenges by examining statistical and data-driven evidence and practical policy responses. Adopting the role of policy-maker, you’ll learn how to use the appropriate tools to consider concerns like economic efficiency, justice and fairness, and political feasibility.
Strategic reasoning in politics, philosophy and economics In this unit, you’ll refine structured and strategic ways of thinking about – and beyond – contemporary issues. Taking uncertainty and disruption as enduring elements of the contemporary social world, you’ll identify risks and opportunities and advance reasoned and evidence- based arguments to achieve concrete outcomes.
Politics, philosophy and economics in the world You’ll apply your interdisciplinary knowledge to real-world scenarios in real-world locations. After completing this unit, you’ll have proven your ability to transition to high-functioning professional work by demonstrating your capacity to identify emerging issues and articulate ways beyond current impasses.
1 The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
* All applicants must complete the online Supplementary Information form. Refer to monash.edu/study/courses/ find-a-course/2020/politics,-philosophy-and- economics-a2010 for full details and deadlines.
Entry requirements
COURSE Indicative
ATAR1 Indicative
IB1 Monash
Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 E:90* E:34* 80*
This degree allows students to comprehend our volatile and disruptive world. It explores the interplay between economics and politics, which generate philosophical questions such as ‘what obligations do we have to people unlike ourselves?
You’ll be able to take those insights and approach problems in a holistic, creative and effective way. With this degree, you can turn your knowledge into actions that affect change.”
DR BEN WELLINGS Program Director
Policy analysis in politics, philosophy and economics
Introduction to international relations
Principles of microeconomics
Semester 2 Specialisation unit Time, self and mind (Intro to philosophy) Australian politics and government Principles of macroeconomics
Specialisation unit PPE elective PPE elective
Semester 2 Specialisation unit Specialisation unit PPE elective PPE elective
Specialisation unit PPE elective PPE elective
Semester 2 Specialisation unit Specialisation unit PPE elective PPE elective
Core subjects Specialisation unit PPE Elective
Any future leader needs to understand how people think and how societies work. Understanding our great thinkers and being able to challenge and question them is vitally important.”
ANNA BURKE Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Board Member Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and former Speaker of the House of Representatives
SPECIALISATIONS Politics and governance The study of politics addresses important questions about the nature of power, politics and governance: who gets what, when and how. Politics also encompasses the study of notions of freedom and agency in situations of social choice.
Philosophy Philosophy is the study of fundamental ideas about the world we live in. It questions the nature of our world, asks what constitutes a good life in such a world, and asks what could be done to make it better. In this specialisation you’ll be introduced to areas central to philosophy, including political philosophy, ethics and logic.
Economic analysis Economic analysis provides an advanced understanding of the theories explaining and analysing the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, with a focus on how individuals, households, firms and governments interact and how economies work.
Internships Internships form a valuable element of this course, empowering you to gain real world experience and shape your professional networks before you’ve even graduated.
Overseas study During your second year, you’ll have the chance to embark on a global study tour exclusive to this degree. This study tour traces the contours of the shifting economic and political power relations of the 21st century, from the Asia-Pacific to Europe. You’ll meet with and learn from academics and practitioners in the private and public sectors, gaining first-hand knowledge of the forces shaping the coming century and the diverse philosophical ideas emerging to interpret this change.
What your course will look like You will be required to complete 12 Politics and Governance, Philosophy and Economics specialist units, 4 Analysis, Strategy and Leadership core units, and 8 electives from the politics, philosophy and economics elective list.
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If you’re studying a course other than the Bachelor of Arts, in most cases you can still take units from Arts areas of study by using your free electives. Or you could add a Diploma of Languages or Diploma of Liberal Arts.
23 Anthropology Major, minor
23 Behavioural studies Minor Minor
23 Bioethics Minor Minor
24 Communications and media studies Major, minor Major, minor
24 Criminology Major, minor Major, minor
24 Digital humanities Major, minor Major, minor
25 Film and screen studies Major, minor Major, minor
25 French studies Major, minor
25 Gender studies Major, minor
25 German studies Major, minor
26 Global Asia Major, minor
26 History Major, minor Major, minor
26 Holocaust and genocide studies Minor Minor
26 Human geography Major, minor
27 Human rights Major, minor Major, minor
27 Indigenous cultures and histories Major, minor
27 Indonesian studies Major, minor
27 International relations Major, minor Major, minor
29 International studies Major, minor Major, minor
29 Islamic studies Minor
30 Jewish studies Minor Minor
30 Journalism Major, minor
30 Linguistics and English language Major, minor
31 Literary studies Major, minor Major, minor
31 Music Major, minor
31 Musical theatre Minor
33 Psychology Major, minor
33 Religious studies Minor
34 Spanish and Latin American studies Major, minor
34 Theatre and performance Major, minor
34 Ukrainian studies Minor
About anthropology Anthropology compares different ways of life. Anthropologists provide ‘insider’ perspective on human behaviour by observing the lives of others, living with them, sharing their experiences and discussing their perspectives.
Why study anthropology? Anthropologists specialise in analysing, documenting and creating social changes, and can assist in areas such as climate change, mining, social policy, Indigenous issues and development aid.
Anthropology and travel Anthropologists travel extensively as part of their work. Monash anthropologists have travelled to outback Australia, Indonesia, Iran, Timor-Leste and many other locations.
Career options • International development • Health and education • Social research • Indigenous affairs
• Conservation and heritage work • Multicultural affairs • Curating and collecting work
ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY Available as a major, minor or electives
About archaeology and ancient history Archaeology and ancient history focuses on the ancient Mediterranean world and Indigenous Australian studies. You’ll examine historical texts, literature and material records – such as ancient sites, monuments, art and objects – to understand how people lived, how their culture developed and what their beliefs were.
Why study archaeology and ancient history? You’ll learn about the first Australians and how their past contributes to our nation’s enduring heritage. You’ll investigate how the Mediterranean served as the birthplace of many influential ancient cultures, and you’ll become familiar with how these cultures have contributed to the intellectual development of the western world.
Career options • Heritage management • Conservation • Consultancy • Research
• Documentary production • Tourism • Museum/gallery curating
BEHAVIOURAL STUDIES Available as a minor or electives
Clayton, Caulfield
About behavioural studies We explore human behaviour from social, cultural and psychological perspectives. We look at the theory and research to answer important questions around why humans behave the way they do and the social issues that arise as a consequence.
Why choose behavioural studies? You’ll develop insights into your own behaviour and motivations, as well as those of others, making you a socially aware and an interpersonally effective employee. You’ll learn how to apply social psychological principles to important problems, such as domestic violence, cyberbullying, euthanasia, eating disorders, climate change and terrorism.
Career options • Defence • Education • Behavioural research • Business management • Media and communications • Human resource management
• Policy • Advertising, sales
BIOETHICS Available as a minor or electives
Clayton, Caulfield
About bioethics We draw on philosophy, science, sociology, history, economics, law and other disciplines in the attempt to answer some of society’s most difficult and interesting questions around the ethics of things such as human cloning and enhancement, prolonging life, genetic discrimination, stem cell research, buying and selling human organs, and the publication of dangerous scientific discoveries.
Why study bioethics? Bioethics is concerned with controversial topics that have profound implications for the future of humanity and society. It’s a field of study that’s relevant and important to everyone, and will promote development of all-purpose skills in reading, writing, oral expression and critical thinking.
The Monash Bioethics Centre The Monash Bioethics Centre is a world-leading World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics, one of just seven such centres worldwide.
Career options • Life sciences • Public health • Journalism • Law
• Public policy • Healthcare • Clinical and research ethics • Education
Clayton, Caulfield
About criminology Criminologists investigate power, knowledge and justice domestically and internationally. We explore crime and social control, and analyse the causes of crime based on how we relate to it, as well as how we should respond. We look at the criminal justice system and analyse its achievements and challenges.
Why study criminology? Some of the topics we cover include policing, punishment, gender, race, victimisation and barriers to accessing justice within local and international contexts. You’ll be able to look at issues from different perspectives and develop a sound basis for independent, critical thinking.
Career options • Corrections • Department of Justice • Attorney-General’s departments • Community legal centres • Federal Police
• Human rights organisations • Anti-corruption organisations • International criminal
justice organisations • Journalism
Clayton, Caulfield
About digital humanities Digital humanities is where technology, IT, humanities and virtual design intersect. You’ll learn how to talk about the humanities and social sciences using technology such as 3D modelling, game design, augmented reality and digital storytelling. We’re the first university in Australia to offer digital humanities as a major, placing you at the forefront of this exciting new field.
Why study digital humanities? Digital humanities is a rapidly growing field. By studying digital humanities you’ll move from a consumer to a producer and manipulator of data and be prepared for new roles in new media design and communication, big data, digital archiving and other areas that haven’t been imagined yet.
Career options • Media design and
communication • Curating • Archiving
CHINESE STUDIES Available as a major, minor or electives
About Chinese studies We offer the most comprehensive Chinese language program available in Australia with six distinct entry points, from the introductory level (for students with no previous Chinese language ability) through to the Chinese as a first language stream.
Why take Chinese studies? China is a powerhouse of the world economy and is increasingly important to Australia within government and private sectors. Majoring in Chinese means you’ll be proficient in Mandarin, conversant in the culture, history and politics of China and will broaden your career options.
Overseas opportunities You can take a semester-long program at pre-eminent universities in China or Taiwan, or do an intensive program in China over summer. There are generous scholarships provided by the Australian and Chinese governments.
Career options • Export and import industries • International business • Defence • Tourism
• Foreign affairs • Teaching • Cultural economy • Translation and interpreting
COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA STUDIES Available as a major, minor or electives
Caufield, Clayton
About communications and media studies Whether it’s in our relationships, professions or political and cultural engagement, our lives are increasingly played out in and through media. As the world becomes more connected, there’s an important need for people who can navigate the complexities of the dynamic media landscape.
Why study communications and media studies? Digital media are changing our world – let’s make it better. Some of the areas we explore are new media, youth media, communications ethics, policy and law, climate change communication, video games, sex and the media, and digital literatures.
Career options • Public relations • Marketing • Management • Communications expert
• Social media manager • International consultancy • International development • Teaching
FILM AND SCREEN STUDIES Available as a major, minor or electives
Clayton, Caulfield
About film and screen studies We look at historical, textual and critical approaches to film and screen. Studies cover Australian, Asian and European cinemas, Hollywood and its institutions, gender in film and TV, documentary film, Australian television, popular television genres, online screen forms and video practice.
Why study film and screen? You’ll develop advanced critical and writing skills, and build skills in using audio-visual technologies to convey ideas. You’ll be able to understand and apply screen theory, critically engage with cinema practices, and be able to interpret forms of film and television within the context of digital culture. You’ll produce traditional essays as well as different forms of media, such as audio-visual essays and audio commentaries.
Career options • Film distribution and marketing • Festival work • Curatorship • Film and television production
• Criticism and reviewing • Screen media research
and development • Archiving and restoration
FRENCH STUDIES Available as a major, minor or electives
About French studies Beginning at introductory, intermediate or proficient level, you’ll develop a high level of communicative competence in the French language, including translation skills. You’ll also gain a critical understanding of fundamental areas of French studies: literature, film, cultural studies, philosophy, politics and social sciences.
You’ll be able to pursue your interest through electives in these various fields. You’ll also be able to choose from a wide range of targeted international study and internship options in francophone institutions.
Why study French? French is spoken in 42 countries across five continents. It’s one of the five official languages of the United Nations and is used by important international bodies such as the World Health Organization and the International Court of Justice. Studying French will prepare you for exciting careers in Australia and around the world.
Career options • Business • Banking • Insurance • Diplomacy
• Trade • Travel • Tourism
About German studies We offer a renowned program that allows you to track your progression against international benchmarks, giving you skills that are internationally relevant and transferable. There are flexible entry points (beginners, intermediate and proficient), ensuring language study at a level that suits your background.
Why study German? German is the mother tongue of 110 million people, making it the most widely spoken first language in Europe. It’ll give you access to a rich contemporary and historical culture, including literature, philosophy, music and the visual arts.
Overseas opportunities We offer exciting overseas study opportunities at leading German and Austrian universities as well as generous scholarships funded by Monash and DADD, the German Academic Exchange Service.
Career options • Travel • Tourism • Trade • Diplomacy • Hospitality • Research
• Communications and media • Interpreting and translating • Marketing • Insurance • Banking • Teaching
GENDER STUDIES Available as a major, minor or electives
About gender studies Gender studies is an exciting interdisciplinary field of inquiry that’s informed by the belief that all social processes and institutions are ‘gendered’.
Studies in this area bring innovative theory and research techniques to understanding the ways in which our bodies are sexed, gendered and sexually oriented, how these relate to contemporary and global debates on gender inequality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the plurality of sexualities.
Why choose gender studies? You’ll be introduced to a variety of critical models of analysis – feminist and queer – that’ll assist you in developing a range of problem-solving skills.
Your transferable professional skills in gender analysis and ethos of gender equality and social justice will be relevant to professional contexts such as non-governmental organisations, industry and community-based organisations, or civil society movements.
Career options • The public service • Research organisations • Social welfare organisations
• Community sector agencies • International development • Media, communications
and advertising
Clayton, Caulfield
About history History at Monash is one of the largest programs in Australia, covering American, Medieval and Renaissance, European, Australian, Asian, global history, Jewish and contemporary histories.
Why study history? History is exciting, inspiring and diverse. Finding out about past peoples and societies opens up a world of fascinating stories and ideas. You’ll learn how history can inform the present and the future based on wise and unwise decisions made in the past. You’ll develop valuable skills in research, writing and forming a  well-structured argument.
Career options • Media and communications • Foreign affairs • Museum curatorship • Journalism
• Conservation • Librarianship • Teaching
About global Asia An understanding of Asian countries, cultures and economies is of critical importance to all future professionals.
This area of study takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine a range of issues relating to the history, politics, society, economy and culture of Asian countries, as well as individual experiences.
You’ll focus particularly on China, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and South Asia.
Why choose global Asia? In your first year you’ll be introduced to a relevant language (either Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Korean), together with a broad overview of major developments in Asia across the past 500 years.
Throughout the major you’ll have access to a broad range of elective units in order to tailor your studies to match your personal and career interests.
Career options • Government • Non-government agencies • Global media and journalism
• International diplomacy • Tourism
About human geography Human geography explores the relationship between people and their environment including major challenges such as rapid urbanisation, environmental degradation, climate change, uneven global development, rising socioeconomic inequality and poverty.
Why study human geography? We explore the causes, consequences and possible solutions to some of the most important issues facing human societies today: environmental degradation, climate change, globalisation, social inequity and poverty, natural disasters and human vulnerability. Human geography will give you insights into how to analyse, deconstruct and think creatively about urban and regional development, environmental policy and management.
Career options • Sustainable policy development
and practice across industry sectors in state and federal government departments
• Non-government organisations (NGOs)
HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES Available as a minor or electives
Clayton, Caulfield
About holocaust and genocide studies The 20th century has been called ‘the century of genocide’, but genocidal violence continues into the new millennium. This area of study asks you to reflect on why genocides happen and how people come to participate in mass violence.
Why study holocaust and genocide studies? You’ll explore the Holocaust as a turning point in human history, along with the causes and effects of modern genocides all over the world and what’s being done to prevent them. You’ll examine themes such as trauma and testimony, the limits of representation, the survivor experience across generations and cultures, the role of the law in adjudicating war crimes, media coverage of atrocity and the failure to prevent genocide.
Career options • Humanitarian organisations • Education • Law and justice
• Museum and memorial conservation
• Government • Media and research
INDIGENOUS CULTURES AND HISTORIES Available as major, minor or electives
About Indigenous cultures and histories We cover a wide range of disciplines relating to Indigenous peoples, culture, history and experiences. You’ll explore Indigenous history through units that combine anthropology, archaeology, history and heritage studies.
Why study Indigenous cultures and histories? You’ll explore the origins and transformation of Australia’s 600 Indigenous groups that date back 50,000 years. You’ll learn to critically examine constructions of indigeneity and ‘Aboriginalism’, be able to recognise traditions in Indigenous studies in national contexts and apply them to real-world problems.
Working with Indigenous communities By taking an internship you can work with Indigenous organisations around Australia and gain valuable experience through hands-on learning.
Career options • Not-for-profit sector • Policy in government agencies
and the public service • Aboriginal-controlled
organisations in health • Child welfare
• Heritage and ecology • Land councils • Teaching • Research • Consultancy with
heritage companies
Clayton, Caulfield
About human rights We explore human rights law, practice and activism, which are among the most widely accepted approaches to addressing harms suffered by humans worldwide. We look at issues such as torture, hunger, military aggression, ethnic violence, political corruption and discrimination.
Why study human rights? You’ll examine the nature and legitimacy of human rights’ claims and the role of human rights in the broader context of international affairs. You’ll investigate critical issues: Is torture ever justified? What are the rights of asylum seekers? Does the world have a responsibility for misplaced peoples? Can human rights violations justify interfering in the domestic affairs of the violating nation?
Career options • Politics • Advocacy • Law • Non-government
organisations (NGOs)
About Indonesian studies We’ve taught Indonesian studies for more than 50 years. We have one of Australia’s largest Indonesian library collections giving you the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of Indonesia and the wider world of Southeast Asia. Flexible entry points ensure you’ll study at a level that suits your language proficiency.
Why choose Indonesian studies? Indonesia is one of the world’s largest and most diverse nations, and one of Australia’s nearest and most important neighbours. You’ll develop strong cultural literacy and intercultural communication skills, and examine the interaction of language and culture with reference to history, performing arts, journalism, literature and translation.
Overseas study opportunities There are many opportunities to study language and culture in Indonesia for a semester or a full year. Monash is a member of the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Study (ACICIS), which has specialist in-country programs in language, journalism, development studies and education.
Career options • Trade • Education • Agriculture • Science
• Defence • The Arts • Mining • Commerce
• Environmental management
Clayton, Caulfield
About international relations International relations is the larg