Taught course

Minerals Processing

University of Exeter · College of Life and Environmental Sciences

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree, normally above a 2:2, in a science, earth or environmental science, engineering or maths based subject, from a recognised university.

Months of entry


Course content

The demand for minerals process engineering is continuously growing. In order for us to obtain minerals that are pivotal to society’s progression, without causing damage to our environment, we must manage mineral development and production in a responsible manner. These valuable minerals are used to feed innovation and create products ranging from roads to mobile phones – and as the ‘provider’ of materials for production, mineral process engineers play a vital role in societal progression.

This programme is taught by the internationally established and world-class Camborne School of Mines (CSM), a combined mining school and geoscience department. Drawing on our research strengths in Mining and Minerals Engineering, this programme prepares you for a career in a variety of multi-disciplinary roles across the sector.

Students learn using industry standard facilities and develop specialist analytical, design and management skills that are relevant to mineral process engineering, while being able to utilise the university’s excellent links both nationally and internationally within the minerals industry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,950 (full-time)
International students
£22,950 (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Penryn Admissions
+44 (0) 1392 371807