University of Exeter
Mining Geology MSc
University of Exeter

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 20 graduates of Mining Geology MSc and other courses in at University of Exeter for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
89 /100
20 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Earth Sciences

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £24500 £29000
25-75 percentile range £18500 - £24500 £22000 - £27000 £24000 - £33500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Earth Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £24496 £28785
25-75 percentile range £19969 - £26572 £19181 - £30313 £22339 - £36076

Course Description

  • Taught by the internationally established Camborne School of Mines (CSM), a combined mining school and geoscience department

  • Designed to provide advanced specialised training for earth science graduates, leading to excellent employment opportunities in the extractive industry

  • Attain a comprehensive understanding of the role of a geoscientist working in the mining industry, and learn new skills including underground geological and geotechnical mapping, surveying, mineral exploration, ore microscopy, ore deposit modelling and mine planning

  • Gain knowledge in mineral resource estimation and grade control, mineral extraction and management, mining law and the environmental impact of mining

  • Study taught modules over two semesters and undertake individual projects throughout the summer vacation, often as industrial placements with a mining/exploration company.

Accredited by the Geological Society for the purpose of partially meeting the experience requirement for Chartered Geologist.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Mining Geology MSc at University of Exeter

25% Engineering professionals
15% Sales occupations
15% Natural and social science professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Conservation and environment professionals

See our module descriptions for details of assessment methods:

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Earth Sciences

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the UK Government’s Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit the po

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Mining Geology, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of being predicted or achieved a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in Geology. Consideration will also be given to appropriate equivalent professional qualifications and training on a case-by-case basis. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please visit our website.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Exeter in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Exeter in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #27 
    • #408 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]


    • #22 
    • #391 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

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About University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a government funded research university based in Exeter, Devon, in the South-West region of England. The university has two campuses in Exeter, which are known as Streatham and St Luke’s, while another two are situated in the coastal town of Cornwall, known as Truro and Penryn. Something for prospective students to be aware of is that the University Exeter works in collaboration with Falmouth University under the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative.

Student composition of University of Exeter

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Cornwall Campus (Penryn)
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