Masters degrees offered
MSc Exploration Geology
Candidates must possess an Honours degree or equivalent four-year degree in Geology. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience.
Candidates are required to complete four course-work modules and a dissertation. These five components are given equal weighting in mark allocation (20%) and a minimum pass requirement of 60% is expected.
Any topic in the field of mineral resources may be chosen by the candidate, subject to the approval of the course director. Full time students are given approximately 10 weeks at the end of the course in which to complete this project.
The course starts in February of any given year and runs until January of the following year. Full-time students may complete the course in one year. Part-time students have a maximum of 3 years within which to complete the course. Part-time students need only be in attendance for the course-work and field-course components of the modules.
MSc Economic Geology
Candidates must be in possession of an Honours degree or equivalent four-year degree in Geology with at least a second-class (60%) pass. Additional professional experience is not required for admission to this programme.
Candidates are required to complete two modules (40% of total marks) and a thesis (60% of total marks). The modules are selected as being the most appropriate to the thesis topic. The thesis will contain a significant component of original data collected by the candidate, supervised by a staff member of the Geology Department, wan will be examined by internal and external examiners. Candidates with similar qualifications to the above, may apply to undertake full thesis (100%) studies in economic geology. They will be examined by thesis only following the normal university procedures for M.Sc students.