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Advanced Mineral Resources Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Leoben, Austria
Advanced Mineral Resources Development is a Joint Master Degree Programme between Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria) and TU (Technische Universität) Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) and a third partner university.  
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Students will study the first semester at Montanuniversität Leoben, the second semester at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, and the third semester at another partner university. The fourth semester is for the preparation of the master's thesis. The language of instruction is English.

Current partner universities are

  • National Mining University Dnipropetrowsk, Ukraine.
  • China University of Mining and Technology-Bejing, China.
  • Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran, Iran.
  • Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

Students may propose to pass the third semester at a different international mining university. For this, prior approval from the programme director is required.

Why study the Joint Master Degree Programme Advanced Mineral Resources Development?
  • Acquisition of knowledge in developing sustainable and environmentally friendly methods in mining and mine remediation
  • Studying at some of the top universities for mining sciences
  • Development of economic and intercultural competences
  • Interdisciplinary training
  • Collaboration on international research projects throughout the programme
  • World wide high demand for scientists in the field of mining and mine remediation
  • Excellent job prospects

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Mineral resources engineering, Mining, Mine surveying or, Mineral processing

Students with a BSc degree from outside of the core field of mining and mineral resources engineering (e.g. Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnelling, Safety Engineering, Applied Geology, Industrial Engineering, etc.) have to take part at a tutorial course prior to the beginning of the programme

  • Application Form
  • Proof of academic degree (BSc certificate) and study records (Transcript of Records) 
  • Proof of English language proficiency 
  • Letter of Application 
  • CV 
  • Chinese , Mongolian and Vietnamese applicants need to submit an APS certificate (Akademische Prüfstelle) along with the application for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 726 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 363 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leoben

  • 800 - 1200 EUR/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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