12 months
2639 USD/year
2639 USD/year
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The Economic Geology MSc by coursework and research report in the field of Economic Geology offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time degree designed for geoscientists who want to upgrade their skills in economic geology and mineral exploration.


Key facts

The Economic Geology course offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg combines three compulsory units, plus a research report, with three optional credits from a choice of modules in the School of Geosciences and from Mining and Engineering. The coursework component would normally be completed in the first half of the year. 

Students who are in full-time employment will enrol part-time and elect to complete several units per year. The maximum period of completion for the Masters course part-time is two years. It is expected that the Research Report will be completed within 12-14 months of commencement of full-time registration.

At the heart of the skills challenge is the nature and quality of training of geoscience professionals on the Continent. In responding to the needs of the Continent for further training on aspects of economic geology, ore deposits and mining, the MSc in Economic Geology is made up of a combination of compulsory and optional modules by either part-time or full-time study.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Courses:
  • Ore deposit geology
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Structural controls on ore deposits
  • Research report

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to have an Honours degree in Geology or equivalent degree recognised by the Faculty of Science, or a BSc degree in Geology plus 4 years’ professional experience in mining or exploration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2639 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2639 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    2639 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2639 USD per year during 12 months.

R 38 510

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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