Taught course

Mining Environmental Management

Institution
University of Exeter · Camborne School of Mines
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree from a recognised university (typically a 2:2 or higher) in a science, earth or environmental science, engineering or maths based subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Mining is necessary for the production of goods, for economic growth and employability, but in many cases it comes with an environmental cost. The work of geoscientists with specialist knowledge in theory and technologies in environmental management before, during and after mining is essential for reducing the impacts of this cost.

This MSc programme will provide students with training in the management, remediation and mitigation of the environmental impacts of mining.

Most high-grade orebodies have already been exploited, and contemporary mining focuses on the extraction of lower-grade ores with higher volumes of wastes. Trained geoscientists are needed to help mining companies and governments carry out mining as sustainably as possible, and to protect the environment from its potentially negative impacts.


Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Penryn Campus Admissions
Email
cornwall@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1326 371801