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Monash University

Bachelor of Letters

Course code: 0202 ~ Course abbreviation: BLitt ~ Total credit points required: 96 ~ 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

The Bachelor of Letters is a second undergraduate qualification that allows students to explore areas touched on in their undergraduate degree but not studied in depth or to start studying in a completely new area of humanities and social sciences. Candidates can choose from the full range of arts disciplines and interdisciplinary programs taught by schools and centres in the Faculty of Arts.

Course objectives

This course allows students to undertake a new specialisation at an undergraduate level over a relatively short period of time and receive recognition of this in terms of a formal qualification.

Course structure

Areas of study

For information on majors and minors, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at Note that disciplines offered by other faculties, including psychology, are not available.

Course requirements

Students complete one of the four following course models.

Model 1

(a) an arts major (48 points)

(b) assorted arts units (48 points).

Model 2

(a) an arts major (48 points)

(b) three first-year sequences (36 points)

(c) assorted arts units (12 points).

Model 3

(a) an arts major (48 points)

(b) an arts minor (24 points)

(c) a second arts minor (24 points).

Model 4

(a) an arts major (48 points)

(b) a second arts major (48 points).

Students should not include more than two first-year-level units that do not form a part of a first-year sequence. Students must also complete at least 24 points at third-year level. Students have a maximum of six years to complete the course.

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