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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - 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 titlePGradDipArts(Res)
CRICOS code058767G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Sunway)
Off-campus (Clayton, Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details


  • Some areas of study have restricted offerings: Please refer to the individual area of study for campus and mode offerings.


This course provides a transition between the bachelors degree and research masters or PhD, enabling students both to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary and to demonstrate their suitability for higher research in their chosen discipline.


Students extend their undergraduate knowledge in a specific area of the humanities and social sciences through in-depth research, building upon their skills in the areas of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication.


Students must successfully complete the requirements for one of the available postgraduate areas of study.


Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete this course and achieve at least a distinction in the 24 point research project are eligible to apply for a higher degree by research.


Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)