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2-3 years part time


Enterprise Centre, Distance learning

Course description

FdSc Mineral Extractives Technology - University of Derby

The minerals sector, which includes quarrying, surface mining, cement and related manufacturing industries, is vital to the world economy. In the UK it's worth over £20 billion each year and employs some 78,000 people in a variety of roles (Mineral Products Association, 2016). Jobs exist at many extraction sites across the country, as well as marine wharves, concrete plants and aggregate recycling operations.

If you're already employed in the minerals extractive industry, or have an interest in it, this programme will enable you to gain an internationally recognised academic qualification. It reflects UK and EU standards and best practice, and will help you if you're aiming to become an operational manager and wish to acquire professional status.

You'll undertake a portfolio of work relates assessment that applies everything you learn to your workplace, so you can make a real impact in your role.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to all. If you have experience in the mineral industry, as well as positive support from your employer, we will welcome your application.

Fees and funding

UK and EU students

  • Year 1 £2,575
  • Year 2 £3,165
  • Year 3 £3,910

International students

  • Year 1 £3,165
  • Year 2 £4,025
  • Year 3 £4,880

*These fees apply if you’re starting this course between September 2018 and August 2019. We recommend you check fee details with us though, as they can change.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

Apply directly to the University

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