Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
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The Mining Geology MSc programme, offered by the renowned Camborne School of Mines (CSM), is designed to provide advanced training for earth science graduates seeking excellent employment opportunities in the extractive industry. This comprehensive course offers a deep understanding of the role of a geoscientist in the mining industry, covering skills such as mapping, surveying, mineral exploration, and mine planning. Accredited by The Geological Society, the programme also prepares students for Chartered Geologist status. With field trips to mining regions worldwide and the opportunity to undertake projects with industry sponsors, this programme offers hands-on experience and a pathway to a successful career in mining and geology.

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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, surveying, mineral exploration, ore microscopy, ore deposit modelling and mine planning
  • Gain knowledge in mineral resource estimation and grade control, mineral extraction and management, mining law and the environmental impact of mining
  • Study taught modules over two semesters and undertake individual projects throughout the summer vacation, often as industrial placements with a mining/exploration company.

Accreditation

Our programmes are accredited by The Geological Society which is the first step on the ladder to Chartered Geologist status after graduation.

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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. 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 project topic as part of the application.

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




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