- Benefit from teaching that is informed by our leading research in Mining and Minerals Engineering
- Taught by the internationally established Camborne School of Mines (CSM), a combined mining school and geoscience department
- Explore the responsible management of mineral development
- Delivered by mining experts and aligned with industry needs, you’ll be prepared for a career in a variety of multi-disciplinary roles across the sector
- Gain the knowledge and skills to become a Mineral Process Engineer, and play a vital role in societal progression by feeding innovation and creating products
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
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.
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.
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The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.
Teaching and research
With Camborne School of Mines' new MSc suites and the mineral processing laboratory, students will have access to exclusive resources to further their experience throughout their studies.
The programme will cover fundamental principles and latest innovations in a variety of subject areas, including minerals processing, extractive metallurgy, process mineralogy and geometallurgy. Transferrable and discipline specific studies will hold an equally important role in this programme, ensuring you not only develop the practical skills needed when in the field, but the strategic knowledge to develop an ethical understanding for the safe processing of minerals.
You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies, alongside support and mentorship from graduates who are now placed in the industry. There is also a Postgraduate Tutor available to help with further guidance and advice.
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.
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
The MSc in Minerals Processing will qualify graduates with both technical expertise and a solid understanding of the industry and business aspects; as well as additional complementary skills relating to communications, teamwork and problem solving.
CSM graduates have gone on to progress into higher level employment and management within the mining industry. Companies they have gone on to work for vary from Glencore, to Atlas and Vedanta Resources to First Quantum Minerals.
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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