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Top 14 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

Multidisciplinary expertise in mining and minerals engineering, geology and surveying

Based on our Penryn Campus in Cornwall, a beautiful and diverse county with amazing geosites on your doorstep

Choosing to study Geology at Exeter means you’ll learn from teaching that draws directly from our particular research strengths in mining and minerals engineering, applied geology and mineralogy, surveying and renewable energy.

Our Geology programmes are taught at the internationally established Camborne School of Mines, a combined mining school and geoscience department. Based at the University’s £100 million Penryn Campus in Cornwall, Camborne School of Mines has an international reputation for research and teaching related to the understanding and management of the Earth's natural processes, resources and the environment.

We have designed our programmes so that you graduate with the skills to undertake professional employment in the civil, environmental, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering and mining-related industries.

Studying at our Penryn campus, you’ll have access to our outstanding research environment with state-of-the-art analytical facilities and laboratories.

Studying in Cornwall has been really good. The facilities are great, there are several different types of labs, a lot of space for learning and loads of learning resources.

The lecturers are always really helpful, supportive and there when you need them. The MSc Mining Geology programme has been really good as it covers all the aspects of all the different types of Geology. I’ve been able to learn a broad range of skills and the field trips have been great.

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