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Postgraduate taught

MSc/PgDip Surveying and Land/Environmental Management

UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Up to 3 years part time
Entry year 2021
Contact

Programme director:
Mr Neill Wood

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Phone: 
+44 (0) 1326 371801

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree

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Campus Penryn Campus
Discipline Mining Engineering

Overview

  • Discover the fundamentals of surveying, and delve into geomatics, minerals and environmental topics, enabling you to graduate with distinctive practical and specialist skills
  • Taught by the internationally established Camborne School of Mines (CSM), a combined mining school and geoscience department
  • Accredited by both the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, and recognised by professional associations around the world
  • Graduate with in-demand skills and diverse knowledge for a career in building, residential, commercial, environmental or quantity surveying
  • No other comparable programme in the UK.

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14th in the world for Mining and Minerals Engineering

QS University World Rankings 2019

Leading research facilities include £2 million analytical mineralogy labs and an automated QEMSCAN scanning electron microscope; the first in any university worldwide

3rd for Materials and Mineral Engineering

The Guardian University League Table 2020

Comprehensive courses with content relating to many varied roles within industry, including design, mechanics, logistics, geotechnics, project management and surveying

Accreditations

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

“The MSc Surveying and Land/Environmental Management programme provided me with a broad range of valuable site experience which proved invaluable when applying for graduate positions. Camborne School of Mines’ brilliant alumni network and indisputable reputation in the industry have the best possible start after leaving University.”

Kasia Drinkwater - MSc Surveying and Land/Environmental Management, 2014

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Nova Construction (Cornwall) Ltd.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree from a recognised university (typically a 2:2 or higher) in Geography, Environmental Science, Geoscience, Engineering, Economics, Archaeology or a similar subject.

Candidates with other professional/industrial experience or qualifications will be considered for the PgDip programme, with a view to progressing to the full MSc programme subject to satisfactory performance in the first 120 credits.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course content

You will study 180 credits to obtain an MSc and 120 credits for a PgDip. You can either study the course full time over a year or part-time over 3 years.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Fees

2021/22 entry

UK fees per year:

MSc:
£10,950 full-time
£3,650 part-time (where available)

PgDip:
£7,300 (where available)

International fees per year:

MSc: 
£23,450 full-time
£7,817 part-time (where available)

PgDip:
£15,650 full-time (where available)

Global Excellence Scholarships

Global Excellence Scholarships are available for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.

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Teaching and research

A research- and practice-led culture

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field and you will become actively involved in a research project yourself. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

Careers

Reputational and networking benefits

A unique benefit studying at Camborne School of Mines is the community and relations you will gain both during, and after your studies. Camborne School of Mines has a world-class reputation and excellent alumni network, allowing our graduates to prosper in their respective fields in all corners of the globe:

“I have worked in many places around the world and have yet to visit a country where I could not find at least one CSM graduate. In fact, there are normally several and they can often be found in influential positions.”

Tim Henderson, CSM graduate and current Technical Director at Glencore

Graduate skills and destinations

In addition, a degree form Camborne School of Mines will teach the necessary technical skills and theoretical knowledge required, as well as additional complementary skills relating to communications, teamwork and problem solving. A foundation of geomatics based knowledge is then supplemented by elements of minerals and land management, project management, relevant law, contamination and site investigation.

The professional destinations of our graduates reflects the quality of this programme. They have gone on to enjoy prosperous and successful careers in land, mineral, geomatics, environmental, mine and hydrographics surveyors. The companies our graduates have gone on to work for range from large companies such as Skanska and Costain to successful independently freelance surveyors. This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey (2011-2016). Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Support and opportunities

The Career Zone (CAS) at our Cornwall Campus provides high-quality careers information and guidance to students of all disciplines. Our experienced careers team can give you individual support whilst you are at the University and after you have graduated.

Services include talks, confidential careers interviews and an extensive careers library of reference books, magazines and journals. A new computer suite is also available for accessing online careers information, vacancy services and specialist software on, for example, sources of funding for courses and worldwide volunteering.

The CAS can help you to identify attractive jobs, careers paths and employers and assist with your CV, interview technique and identifying work experience placements.

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