The School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies (SOPHIS) offers a full program of undergraduate studies at the Clayton & Caulfield campuses, as well as more limited offerings in Philosophy via distance education.

Information for future students…

Our staff offer a diverse range of units as part of several undergraduate degree programs.

SOPHIS offers a range of majors and minors, including in History, Philosophy, Bioethics, Religious Studies, and Ancient Cultures. We also offer innovative interdisciplinary programs in Human Rights, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and International Studies.


The School offers an Honours year (fourth year of study) beyond the normal B.A.

Read about Honours in SOPHIS…


We also offer postgraduate studies by coursework and research, and actively recruit new MA and PhD students on a regular basis.

Read about the Historical Studies and Philosophy graduate research programs

Teaching & Subject Areas

Diverse Study Opportunities

Every year a number of summer, intensive and overseas study opportunities are available including the opportunity to study at the Monash Centre in Prato.

The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) offers regular Intensive Study Abroad Units for its students (and students from other disciplines).

Please visit the Monash Arts Overseas Studies page for further information.