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Mineral Resources

University of St Andrews

Content

The MSc in Mineral Resources is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Mineral resources are a part of almost everything surrounding our everyday life. Finding those resources is the job of economic geologists, multidisciplinary scientists who use geochemistry, mineralogy, geophysics, petrology and structural geology to understand, describe, and explore for mineral resources.

The MSc in Mineral Resources will prepare you to enter a career in the mineral industry or to pursue PhD research. The degree has been designed by recommendations from industry, and provides practical training involving methodologies and technologies at the forefront of mineral exploration.

Key experiences include field excursions to the world-class Rio Tinto mine in southern Spain to study the genesis of volcanic massive sulphide deposits and innovative acid mine drainage remediation methods.

Entry Requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Department

Geography and Sustainable Development

SCQF Level

11

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals