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MSc International Mineral Resources Management

Course Description

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) is one of the few centres in UK universities with the background and specialist skills to offer such a course. Over the past few years it has been high successful in developing its teaching, research and industry contacts in management. Courses are designed in conjunction with industry specialists and industry related learning is a core element of all courses in the Centre.

This is not a general course – it is contextualised within the International Mineral Resource Management Sector.

How you will be taught

All modules will be delivered on the campus of the University of Dundee in face-to-face mode. Self-study makes up a considerable proportion of the student’s learning experience. Formal and informal group work occurs in some modules.

Teaching staff are drawn principally from full-time University of Dundee academic staff, as well as by some of CEPMLP’s international global staff.

What you will study

Core business and management
- Management in Energy and Natural Resources Industries
- Foundation Financial Accounting
- Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis
- Introduction to Finance

Core specialist
- International Law of Natural Resources and Energy
- Mineral and Petroleum Taxation
- International and Comparative Mineral Law
- Risk Analysis for Energy and Mining Investment Decision Making
- Mineral Resources Policy and Economics

- Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy Ventures
- Managing People and Organisations
- Business Strategy in the Extractive Industries
- Project Management Processes in the Natural Resources Sector
- Leadership and Decision Making
- Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics
- Risk and Crisis Management

Compulsory choices
- Project Report
- Internship Report (for full-time and by distance learning)

How you will be assessed

Assessment varies between modules but generally combines examination and coursework, with some case studies in selected modules.


Participating students will have a first degree and aspire to develop an academic or research career or to work in the mineral resource management sector. The programme will develop a holistic view of key challenges and issues facing this sector.

Successful students will gain a career-enhancing applied MSc, which might be used as a springboard to a research degree or to develop a career in the mineral resource management or related organisations.
Networking opportunities will also greatly benefit the students with exposure to work challenges in other organisations and interaction with guest speakers and University faculty particularly beneficial.

Visit the MSc International Mineral Resources Management page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent, preferably at upper 2nd class level or above in Business Studies, Finance, Accountancy, Economics, Petroleum or Mining Engineering, Law, Geology or other appropriate discipline. A minimum of 2 years_ work experience at a managerial level is also required. IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent if first language is not English.

Course Fees

Home/EU 2016-2017 £16,800, OS TBC HOME/EU/OS 2017/18 - £17,950

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