University of Exeter: Exploration Geology
|Institution||University of Exeter View institution profile|
|Department||Camborne School of Mines|
Exploration geology is concerned with the location of ore and other materials found within the earth. Their work is essential to energy and production industries as it acts as a starting point for extraction.
This MSc will equip students with specialist, essential knowledge and skills that are required when exploring and evaluating new mineral deposits around the world. As major orebodies are exhausted, the search for viable deposits in more complex geological terrains and in remote regions has intensified, creating a need for trained geologists able to carry out mineral exploration in varied environments.
The collection, interpretation and reporting of geoscientific data is the major focus of this course; based around a robust understanding of current theories for orebody genesis, exploration techniques and the application of industry-leading software. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in acquiring, synthesising and critically evaluating data from a range of remote sensing, geophysical, geochemical and drill hole sources. The programme provides pathways to careers in the national and international exploration and mining sectors as well as important transferable skills used in the broader geotechnical, site investigation and environmental industries.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
At minimum a 2:1 honours degree from a recognised university in Geology. Consideration will also be given to appropriate equivalent professional qualifications and training on a case-by-case basis. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.
|Location||University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall|
|EU||10950 GBP for Year 1|
|England||10950 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||10950 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||10950 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||10950 GBP for Year 1|
|International||22950 GBP for Year 1|
University of Exeter
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