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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBLitt
CRICOS code031184G
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
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  • The degree is available only to applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree.
  • Students have a maximum of six years to complete the course.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.


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.


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.


This course consists of a compulsory arts major, with additional studies chosen from a variety of arts disciplines.

Areas of study

For information on arts majors and minors refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at Note that disciplines offered by other faculties, including psychology, are not available.


Students complete one of the four following course models.

Model one

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) arts units (48 points)

Model two

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

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

(c.) arts units (12 points)

Model three

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) an arts minor (24 points)

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

Model four

(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.


Bachelor of Letters