Taught course

Mining Lifecycle (Professional)

University of Exeter · College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

Open to all mining professionals with a relevant degree or with relevant technical experience. Please contact us for full information.

Months of entry


Course content

The Camborne School of Mines offers a Mining Professional Programme, comprising a suite of courses for international mining staff giving an insight into every part of the mining business.

The programme starts with a flexible, industry-relevant immersion into the mining value chain and this can be followed by more detailed study of Mining Engineering: an integrated postgraduate programme delivered by mining experts and aligned with industry needs.

This is the future of mining education; industry aligned courses, learning while you work, forming interdisciplinary industry wide professional networks and exposure to diverse international mining practices.

Open to experienced mining industry staff; even without degrees but with appropriate experience, the course opens up the entire mining value chain, from finance, mineral deposit geology and exploration through mining and mineral processing methods to environmental & social impacts and mine closure.

The overall aim is to equip students with the business knowledge of the entire mining pipeline and the technical knowledge to support career progression in the area of mining operations. Students will gain interdisciplinary mine-site problem solving, and critical industry insight.

The programme is suitable for mining, engineering and geology graduates currently employed in the minerals industry, and other commercial and technical mining staff with suitable experience. The course cohort will ideally comprise those with widely differing roles across the mining industry.

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 on our website.

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: Funding for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Camborne School of Mines
+44 (0)1326 259442