Research course

Mining and Minerals Engineering

University of Exeter · Camborne School of Mines
MPhilPhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

Please contact the School for details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Camborne School of Mines provides a diverse range of research opportunities reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the expertise of the academic staff. Mining and Minerals Engineering research students, work alongside the Mining and Minerals Research Group.

The challenges facing the mining industry include not just finding enough mineral resources to meet demand but to produce those minerals in a way that causes least harm, and conveys maximum advantage, to the environment and to society. Many research projects at Camborne School of Mines contribute towards these aims. We call this topic 'responsible mining and sustainable use of natural resources'. A selection of our projects is given in subsequent sections to illustrate the diversity of research required to make mining more economic, resource and energy efficient and safe; to protect the environment; to promote sustainable development and to ensure security of minerals supply.

We work together in multidisciplinary teams that can include mining engineers, minerals engineers, geotechnical engineers, geologists and mineralogists, and with colleagues elsewhere in the university, especially in areas such as corporate social responsibility. Many projects are carried out in collaboration with external industry colleagues and with national and international research partners.

Department specialisms

Mining Engineering; Minerals Engineering; Geotechnics; 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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Qualification and course duration


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


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

MSc by research

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

Course contact details

Cornwall admissions
+44 (0) 1326 371801