Credit: Arts Postgraduate Coursework Programs
- 66% Research Masters programs
- Coursework Programs
- Additional Course Specific Criteria
Important: This information must be read in conjunction with the Credit General Principles and general rules governing all credit assessments section of this site.
66% Research Masters Programs
Credit will not normally be granted for the coursework component in a 66% masters research degree.
The faculty may award credit for postgraduate work completed at Monash University or at another tertiary institution, including overseas universities. Applicants may be granted specific credit in equivalent units or unspecified credit towards electives. A maximum of 50% credit may be granted in line with course requirements and structure. Credit will not normally be granted for units undertaken in a course where the student has subsequently taken out a degree or an award of any kind. Irrespective of credit granted, students will normally be required to complete any core units specified for their program. In all cases, the granting of credit is at the final discretion of the course coordinator.
When to Apply and What is Needed
Credit must normally be applied for at the time of entry into the program and will not normally be granted retrospectively. Applicants must provide certified copies of academic transcripts for all previous studies to be considered as well as unit/course syllabuses which indicate the number of points each unit is worth, the total number of points for the whole course and what percentage the unit in question was of the total course.
Credit applications forms can be downloaded from the Monash Student Forms site.
Additional Course-Specific Criteria
1.5-year (72-point) Masters Degrees
Applicants who hold an honours degree with a minimum H2B result, a graduate diploma with a minimum of a credit average, or extensive professional experience at a senior level, are normally eligible to apply for up to 36 points of credit (those in the latter category will need to supply a CV, a 1000-word statement and the names of two professional referees). The specific amount of credit granted will depend on the relevance of previous study and/or experience and is determined by the course coordinator.
Master of Bioethics
Applicants for the Master of Bioethics who have already completed a unit in ethics equivalent to CHB5101 (Ethics), with at least a distinction result, may apply for exemption with credit for that unit. Normally, the equivalent unit cannot have been part of a degree on the basis of which the entry requirement for the course are met; if this is the case, an exemption without credit may be given for CHB5101.
Graduate Diploma in Bioethics
Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics who have already completed a unit in ethics equivalent to CHB4101 (Ethics), with at least a credit result, may apply for exemption with credit for that unit. Normally, the equivalent unit cannot have been part of a degree on the basis of which the entry requirement for the course are met; if this is the case, an exemption without credit may be given for CHB4101.
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)
Students undertaking a masters qualifying with a research component program will not normally be granted credit for, or exemption from, the research component.
Faculty or Graduate Certificates
Credit in certificate programs is normally reserved for applicants who have completed specific units in the course with at least a credit result, but which have not been used as part of a previous degree, to a maximum of 12 points.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Public History may be given credit for appropriate successfully completed consortium-auspiced professional development programs.
In some courses there are pre-approved articualtion pathways. For details on units/credit points that may be awarded as credit toward the course into which a student is articulating please refer to the specific course entry in the postgraduate section of the Monash Handbook.