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Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip 1 year full-time; 3 years part-time

About the course


  • For engineers and geologists already in employment and looking for skills and knowledge enhancement, or geology and engineering graduates keen to specialise in mining, general management and excavation (geotechnics and tunnelling)
  • Taught by the internationally established Camborne School of Mines (CSM), a combined mining school and geoscience department
  • Learn specialist analytical, design and management skills that are relevant to the mining industry
  • Have the opportunity to undertake projects directly linked with industry, which may result in industrial placements for their project period.
  • Benefit from excellent links with the local and international minerals industry, and learn alongside a cohort of students from around the world.

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In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Exeter is offering 7 scholarships to students in China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia and Mexico applying for postgraduate courses in a range of subjects. Find out more about this on our website.

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Entry Requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit although we usually require a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.

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Student Profile(s)


The courses available at Exeter enabled me to focus on pursuing a career in the mining industry. As a result of the extensive alumni and networking opportunities available with Exeter this became very attractive further down the line looking for a career in mining. I was set on moving over to Australia where I knew the industry had plenty of opportunities and a large CSM network. All alumni have been very informative whether it is career advice or helping settling down in a foreign country.

Throughout my masters at Exeter all lecturers have been engaging. The lecturers try and concentrate on industry topics and what’s ‘hot’ in the news at the minute; I really like that the content is tailored to what is current. We’ve been taught some great industry standard software packages including Datamine and the RocScience geotechnical analysis suite. Having previously worked in the industry I know engineers use these software and therefore it will be really useful going forward. The project management module was particularly interesting for me. You get to learn basic project management and leadership skills that will come of great use in your future career. It’s a great to learn what people use in the industry, how to run projects and manage data.

The Penryn Campus offers some great lecture theatres and study spaces. The library is fully equipped with all the resources necessary for the course. When completing the Masters programmes you gain access to the ‘Masters Suite’ where you can book out rooms to complete group work or study quietly individually. It is also equipped with computers with all software necessary for the course. It is quieter than the library as just for Masters students. The campus also has a range of coffee shops and bars on campus.


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Value of Scholarship(s)

Over £4 million in scholarships available 2021 entry


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.

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