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 StructureCompulsory Courses:
- Ore deposit geology
- GIS and Remote Sensing
- Structural controls on ore deposits
- Research report
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Econometrics Geology View 57 other Masters in Economics in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- 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.
International2639 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2639 USD per year during 12 months.
National2639 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2639 USD per year during 12 months.
R 38 510
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