UNAM Masters of Science in Geology

Degree

Masters of Science

Admission Criteria

To register for a MSc postgraduate degree programme a candidate must hold a BSc Honours degree in Geology (NQF level 8) or a recognized equivalent qualification. The applicants will be accepted on the basis of their undergraduate record. An average mark of minimum 60% is required.

Duration of Study

The study duration shall be two years for full time students. The maximum study period shall not exceed three years. An extension of registration beyond the stipulated maximum study period may be granted by relevant committees if valid reasons are advanced.

Modules

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1
Academic Writing for Postgraduate Studies
Applied GIS and Remote Sensing
Mineral Processing and Metallurgy
Project Management, Economics and Law
Research methodology
Industry Internship
YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2
Academic Writing for Postgraduate Studies
Applied Geochemistry
Applied Geophysics
Field Techniques and Technical Visits
Industry Internship
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
Ore Forming Processes
Exploration Techniques, Methodology, and Economics
Ore Body Modelling and Evaluation
Underground and Open Pit Mining
Hydro-geochemistry
Protection and Management of Water Resources
Environmental impact assessment and sustainable development
Impact of mining activities on aquatic systems
Master Thesis (Mini Thesis)
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2
Master Thesis (Mini Thesis)