Research course


University of Exeter · Camborne School of Mines
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Please contact the School for details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Based at Penryn Campus near Falmouth, the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) has an international reputation for research and teaching related to the understanding and management of the Earth's natural processes, resources and the environment. The multidisciplinary department offers a range of specialised programmes,with research expertise in mining and minerals engineering, applied geology and mineralogy, surveying and renewable energy. Postgraduates work in an outstanding research environment with state of the art analytical facilities and laboratories with excellent rates of graduate employment.

Department specialisms

Mining engineering Mineral engineering Geotechnics Geology Surveying Environmental mineralogy and geochemistry Socioeconomic aspects of mining, including research on mining education

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months


part time
48-60 months
full time
24-36 months


part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Cornwall Admissions
+44 (0) 1326 371 801