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Monash University, Faculty of Arts

The purpose of the Faculty of Arts at Monash University is 'the pursuit, advancement and application of knowledge in the humanities, social and environmental sciences and creative and performing arts'. Robert Menzies Building at the Clayton Campus Monash University is Australias largest university with about 55,000 students. ...

The Faculty of Arts was one of the foundation faculties of Monash University. In 1961, the faculty enrolled about 150 students out of a University total of about 360. At its peak in the 1970s the faculty taught 11,000 students. Today, student enrolments number approximately 7,500. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...



The home campus for the Faculty of Arts is Monash University Clayton Campus, with seven of the eight schools located on campus. Robert Menzies Building at the Clayton Campus Monash University is Australias largest university with about 55,000 students. ...


The Faculty's nine academic schools are responsible for the creation and dissemination of disciplinary knowledge through individual and group research and through the development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.

  • English, Communications and Performance Studies
  • Geography & Environmental Science
  • Historical Studies
  • Humanities, Communications & Social Sciences
  • Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
  • Music - Conservatorium
  • Philosophy & Bioethics
  • Political & Social Inquiry


Some schools incorporate Centres which have evolved as dynamic sites for the growth of interdisciplinary knowledge.

  • Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation
  • Centre for Archaeology & Ancient History
  • Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Centre for Biography and Life Writing
  • Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Centre for European Studies
  • Centre for Human Bioethics
  • Centre for Japanese Language Education
  • Centre for Population and Urban Research
  • Centre for Research on Work and Society in the Global Era
  • Centre for Studies in Religion & Theology
  • Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research
  • Language & Learning
  • National Centre for Australian Studies
  • Research Centre for New Media in Language Learning

Research and Teaching are two other departments given considerable recognition under the Faculty structure of administration.

Official Website

Faculty of Arts website



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