Masters | Postgraduate Course - Exploration Geology MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Exploration Geology MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

Mineral exploration geoscience is concerned with the location of ore and industrial minerals found within the earth. The work of exploration geologists is essential to energy and production industries as it acts as a starting point for extraction.

This MSc will equip students with specialist knowledge and skills that are required when exploring and evaluating new mineral deposits around the world. As major orebodies are exhausted, the search for viable deposits in more complex geological terrains and in remote regions has intensified, creating a need for trained geologists able to carry out mineral exploration in varied environments.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • CSMM047 Research Project and Dissertation 60
  • CSMM109 Ore Deposit Geology and Industrial Minerals 30
  • CSMM135 Economics, Processing & Environment 15
  • CSMM189 GIS and Remote Sensing 15
  • CSMM190 Site Investigation Including Near Surface Geophysics 15
  • CSMM192 Advanced geoscientific Computing and Data Management 15
  • CSMM193 Exploration Targeting 15
  • CSMM194 Exploration and Mining Geology 15

Entry Requirements

At minimum a 2:1 honours degree from a recognised university in Geology. Consideration will also be given to appropriate equivalent professional qualifications and training on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

In addition, a degree form Camborne School of Mines will teach the necessary technical skills and theoretical knowledge required, as well as additional complementary skills relating to communications, teamwork and problem solving. We have excellent rates of graduate employment, with many postgraduates working overseas.