Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the 2012 handbook change register for details.

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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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.


Students complete the requirements as detailed in the available disciplines entries listed under 'Areas of study'.

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)