University of Exeter: Mining Geology
|Institution||University of Exeter View institution profile|
|Department||Camborne School of Mines|
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. It is suitable for those who already have an honours degree in geology, mining/minerals engineering or a related subject.
You will attain a comprehensive understanding of the role of a geoscientist working in the mining industry. New skills include underground geological and geotechnical mapping, surveying, mineral exploration, ore microscopy, ore deposit modelling and mine planning. In-depth coverage of mineral resource estimation and grade control, mineral extraction and management, mining law and the environmental impact of mining, enable skills in quantifying the economic value of an ore body and assessing its potential for exploitation to be attained. There is emphasis on acquiring knowledge of the geological characteristics and genesis, methods of exploration, extraction and processing techniques of the major types of metalliferous ore deposit, bulk commodities and industrial minerals.
Taught modules are presented over two semesters and individual projects are undertaken throughout the summer vacation, often as industrial placements with a mining/exploration company. Recent projects have been carried out in all major mining countries on six continents, including Australia, Tanzania, Mongolia, Chile as well as in the UK.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
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.
For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.
|International||22950 GBP for Year 1|
|EU||10950 GBP for Year 1|
|England||10950 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||10950 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||10950 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||10950 GBP for Year 1|
University of Exeter
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