Prof Jock Harmer, the former director of the Exploration Geology MSc Program, has retired at the end of 2019. The University is currently undertaking an assessment of the Program ahead of initiating the search for a new Director. As a consequence, no new registrations will be accepted for until further notice.
The postgraduate programme in Exploration Geology has existed for four decades, offering a MSc level degree qualification through combined course-work and thesis.
Historically offered as a full-time course, changes in the nature of the exploration/mining industry in Africa, motivated a redesign of the programme to a part-time format running over two academic years. The part time structure enables working professionals the opportunity to further their skills in the broad field of mineral resources. Attendance at Rhodes University is required for the two coursework modules run in each year over the two year period.