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

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £12,500 full-time International: £26,000 full-time
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Mining Geology MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

This full time 12 month intensive programme is designed to provide advanced specialised training for earth science graduates, leading to excellent employment opportunities in the extractive industry. It is suitable for those who already have an honours degree in geology, mining/minerals engineering or a related subject.

You will attain a comprehensive understanding of the role of a geoscientist working in the mining industry. New skills include underground geological and geotechnical mapping, surveying, mineral exploration, ore microscopy, ore deposit modelling and mine planning. In-depth coverage of mineral resource estimation and grade control, mineral extraction and management, mining law and the environmental impact of mining, enable skills in quantifying the economic value of an ore body and assessing its potential for exploitation to be attained. There is emphasis on acquiring knowledge of the geological characteristics and genesis, methods of exploration, extraction and processing techniques of the major types of metalliferous ore deposit, bulk commodities and industrial minerals.

Module details

 Compulsory modules

  • CSMM047 Research Project and Dissertation 60
  • CSMM083 Resource Estimation 15
  • CSMM109 Ore Deposit Geology and Industrial Minerals 30
  • CSMM110 Techniques in Mining Geology 30
  • CSMM130 Excavation and Geomechanics 15
  • CSMM135 Economics, Processing & Environment 15

Optional modules
Optional: choose 15 credits from:

  • CSMM127 Advanced Techniques for Mineral Analysis 15
  • CSMM141 Mine Wastes: Principles, Monitoring and Remediation 15

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be selected on the basis of being predicted or achieved a minimum 2:1 Honours degree 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.