Master of Mineral Resource Governance (Research)

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Department of Mining and Mine Surveying, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Master of Mineral Resource Governance (Research)
Programme Code: M6MR0Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 111395

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022


This programme is aimed to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering technologies or related inter-disciplinary principles to develop mineral resource policy and strategies in Africa and to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental research of an inter-disciplinary nature independently. The programme will enable the students to acquire knowledge of the logic behind research and to master the different stages. The purpose of this master’s degree in Mineral Resource Governance is to provide a programme to all persons involved within the mining value chain, from exploration to rehabilitation, to develop research and innovative practices to develop mining policies, standards and practices within the African continent that will ensure the sustainable development of Africa’s mineral wealth.
This programme will propose to support the UJ strategic objectives including excellence in research and innovation and improving the international profile in global excellence and stature. This Master’s degree will focus on independent research activities in industry, preferably in an active mining environment, addressing essential productivity and sustainability activities that will have a direct impact on a mining company and the surrounding community aimed at improving processes that will ensure sustainability within the mining sector in a broader context.

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The minimum admission requirement is a relevant Bachelor Honours Degree or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma at NQF level 8. A relevant bachelor's degree with relevant work experience in policy development and policy research (equivalent to Honours level) may also be recognised as meeting the minimum entry requirement to the proposed master's degree programme.

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