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Masters degrees in Mining Geology explore processes for exploiting geological products such as minerals sustainably. They include practical training in identifying and extracting ore deposits.
Related subjects include Geotechnology and Petroleum Geoscience. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geology or Geography.
Courses in this field equip you with mining engineering techniques such as geotechnical engineering and surveying to extract materials from the earth, for various industrial purposes. Materials include precious and base metals, non-metallic minerals, construction-grade stone, petroleum minerals, coal, and water.
Practical training may include surface and subsurface geology, through fieldwork such as geological mapping techniques, for example GIS (geographical information systems). Lab work is usually a key element, where you may undertake practices such as petrology and metallurgy to examine rocks and drill cores for ores and alloys.
Careers in this field are highly varied, and may include the direct extraction and manufacture of geological materials. They may also include roles in offshore engineering and renewable energy, such as the building of wind and wave turbines.
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The internationally recognised Camborne School of Mines is offering a brand new Mining Professional Programme , comprising a suite of courses for international mining staff giving an insight into every part of the mining business. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
Ready to apply your geological knowledge to engineering and construction projects both onshore and offshore, and take your studies to postgraduate level? Our MSc Engineering Geology degree course is for you. Read more
Our Engineering Geology Masters degree provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. Read more
Mining is an fascinating, global industry that is essential to societal progression. It provides the materials for production and is a leading industry in terms of technological innovation. Read more
This course is an applied structural geology Masters and will provide you with the advanced theoretical and practical training needed to flourish in a career in applied structural geology both across a range of geo-energy industries and as preparation for independent academic research. Read more
Many countries have a significant legacy of contaminants in the ground, caused by industrial and mining activity. These pollutants can pose a significant risk to human health and the environment, so a particular expertise is needed to deal with these contaminated sites. Read more
Geotechnics provides insight into geological engineering design work and highlights complications that can arise from engineering production. Read more
Surveying roles encompasses all activities concerned with measuring and recording information about the world that surrounds us. A surveyor can work in many different environments for a variety of reasons; building, residential, commercial, environmental and quantity. Read more
If you have an interest in the earth in relation to minerals extraction Geophysics offers you plenty of scope to get involved in the profession itself and expertise required to explore different types of terrain. Read more
The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC, one of the largest geoscience groups in Canada is composed of over 40 full-time faculty, a staff complement of 30, a total of 40 research associates and postdoctoral fellows. Read more
Geotechnical engineering examines the engineering behaviour of earth materials and is relevant to all engineering and construction practices that are concerned with the ground on both a surface level and within it. Read more
Tunnelling, and the use of underground spaces, is an important aspect of the modern urban environment with developments of major underground infrastructure underpinning the changing needs of today’s society through transportation, storage and utilities. Read more
A CUSTOMISABLE, IN-DEPTH AND PRACTICAL ANALYSIS OF OUR CHANGING PLANET The MSc in Geology at Aarhus University is a flexible, research-centred programme that encourages students to explore their own interests both in the lab and in the field. Read more