24 months
37900 AUD/year
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The Arts program at Monash University is renowned for innovative, engaging and high quality research in the humanities and social sciences, and we are committed to providing graduate research education of the highest quality in a stimulating, supportive and professional environment.  

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The Arts program at Monash University  will allow you to undertake substantial independent research on your chosen topic while supported by a minimum of two expert academic supervisors. 

Our Faculty of over 500 academics is committed to train internationally recognised scholars that are passionate about producing cutting edge research and keen to contribute to their fullest capacity to the betterment of society at large. 

A key strength of our research programs lies in their diversity. This is reflected in our academics who are some of the world’s most inspiring and distinguished researchers.  


By engaging with different cultural environments and communities around Australia and the world, we make deep connections that empower us to respond to the most pressing issues faced by society today. Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster or improve your knowledge, this Master of Arts by research degree can give you a distinct advantage, offering a huge range of research topic areas to choose from.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research topics are available in most areas of research strength including: 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.  
  •  Non-traditional research outputs can also be pursued in specialisations in Creative Writing, Music Composition, Music Performance or Theatre Performance. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 038571G  
  • a four-year Australian or New Zealand bachelor’s degree with an overall result of upper H2B (a 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 (a mark of 65 or above); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand coursework master’s degree with a significant research component graded at upper H2B (a 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 (a mark of 65 or above); or
  • qualifications or experience that GRC considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37900 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • This course is supported by the Australian government's Research Training Program (RTP). 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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