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Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Engineering (12) Geology (18) Materials Science (24)

About the course

Overview

  • Taught by the internationally established Camborne School of Mines (CSM), a combined mining school and geoscience department.
  • Designed to provide advanced specialised training for earth science graduates, leading to excellent employment opportunities in the extractive industry.
  • Attain a comprehensive understanding of the role of a geoscientist working in the mining industry, and learn new skills including geological and geotechnical mapping, mineral exploration, ore microscopy, and ore deposit modelling.
  • Gain knowledge in mineral resource estimation and grade control, mineral extraction and management, and the environmental impact of mining.
  • Undertake individual research projects throughout the summer period, often as industrial placements with a mining/exploration company.
  • Progress into careers in the national and international exploration and mining sectors, and gain transferable skills used in the broader geotechnical, site investigation and environmental industries.

Course content

This course is designed to provide advanced specialised training for earth science and geology graduates seeking employment in the mining industry. You will attain a comprehensive understanding of the role of a geoscientist working in mineral exploration, resource estimation, production geology and environmental aspects of mining and will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required in exploration target generation, testing and evaluation. You will learn new skills in GIS, database management, geochemical and geophysical targeting, technical report writing and spatial modelling as well as geological and geotechnical mapping, exploration techniques, ore microscopy, ore deposit modelling and geostatistics. This degree allows you to progress into careers in the national and international exploration and mining sectors, and gain transferable skills used in the broader geotechnical, site investigation and environmental industries. 

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will be selected on the basis of being predicted or achieved a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in Geology/Geosciences. Consideration will also be given to appropriate equivalent professional qualifications and training on a case-by-case basis.

Students applying with Turkish Government sponsorship/funding need to include their anticipated research project topic as part of the application and are encouraged to discuss this with the programme director in advance.

For full details, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please visit our course page.




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Scholarships

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Eligibility

We recommend you start looking as early as possible for funding, especially if you will need financial assistance to undertake a postgraduate course.
There are a number of ways to fund postgraduate study including: scholarships, studentships, wages, bursaries, savings, inheritance, and, increasingly, alternative methods such as crowdfunding and philanthropy. The options available may depend on your fee status or other criteria.

Application Procedure

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These scholarships will enable up to two talented UK students studying on the MSc Exploration and Mining Geology programme to become distinguished Richard Osman Scholars. The successful candidates will receive a bursary covering their tuition fees in full, and a generous stipend of £12,000 toward living costs.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fees + £12,000 living costs stipend

Eligibility

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Application Procedure

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Two scholarships worth £26,500 each are available to students who have had an application accepted to one of the Camborne School of Mines MSc programmes for September 2024 entry. This scholarship programme is funded by a generous donation from London Metal Exchange (LME). As part of the scholarships the successful candidates will have the opportunity to undertake mentoring with LME staff and to work with LME on their dissertation project.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£26,500

Eligibility

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Application Procedure

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The CSM Trust is delighted to offer six £5,000 scholarships for exceptional students enrolling in 2024 on a mining or geology related course.

The scholarships will be awarded at the panel’s discretion to the applicants considered most deserving of the award. The successful candidates will be expected to take part in activities to promote studying mining or geology at the University of Exeter.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

For full details of this scholarship, including eligibility criteria, please visit our course page.

Application Procedure

For full details of this scholarship, including the application process, please visit our course page.


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