Master Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (MoRe)

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FacultyFakultät 3 - Geowissenschaften, Geotechnik und Bergbau
DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study3 Semester
Start of studiesWinter- und Sommersemester (i.d.R. aber zum Wintersemester)
Admission requirement

Bachelor degree in Geoscience, Geoengineering or similar field with a standard period of study of seven semesters

English language proficiency: TOEFL 90 points (internet based test); IELTS 6.5 or equivalent language certificate

Application deadlineWinter semester: 15 April, summer semester: 15 October
Tuition feesnone

Study concept

The Master programme Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management imparts knowledge and skills to the students for self-reliant scientific work in the fields of environmentally friendly mining, mining remediation and vitalisation of industries.

The programme is based on the worldwide unique German know-how on mining remediation, especially for uranium, lignite and ore mining. A further part in this context is brownfield revitalisation. It was created as a concept of a unique, research oriented study programme.

The Master programme combines natural, engineering and business sciences, environment law and general management of georesources, hence theory and praxis in a unique way. It contains the following basic courses in mining, remediation and geoscience (lectures, seminars and practical training):

  • Reclamation
  • Brownfield Revitalisation
  • Radioactivity
  • Mine Water: Hydrogeology and Modeling/ Chemistry and Treatment
  • Biotechnology in Mining

Beyond that are offered basic courses in management, economy and finance:

  • Management and Finance of Mining Operations along the Life Cycle
  • Project and Contract Management
  • Licensing, Stakeholder Involvement and Expectation Management

The subject-specific basis modules partially are offered in the first and second semesters in the form of block courses (i.e. 6 CP). The third semester includes the Master's seminar and Master's thesis. In the Master's seminar Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management with colloquium the  students will get a specific topic for their work as well as hints for the literature study. The compulsory core is supplemented with block courses of choice. Depending on their interests, students will be offered the possibility to take courses in German language, soil and rock mechanics or practical trainings in mining companies or free choice modules.

Curriculum

First Semester

  • Management and Finance
  • Project and Contract Management
  • Mine Water: Chemistry and Treatment
  • Mine Water: Hydrogeology and Modelling
  • Brownfield Revitalisation

Second Semester

  • Reclamation
  • Licensing, Stakeholder Involvement and Expectation Management
  • Radioactivity
  • Biotechnology in Mining

Third Semester

  • Master's seminar Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management with colloquium: The students will get a specific topic for their work as well as hints for the literature study.
  • The compulsory core is supplemented with courses of choice.
  • The last four months of the third semester are dedicated to the Master's thesis.

Part-time study

Part-time study is possible (six semesters).

Job opportunities

Professional fields and applications: The degree programme Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management imparts knowledge and skills to the students for self-reliant scientific work in the fields of environmentally friendly mining, mining remediation and vitalisation of industries. It makes possible the worldwide dedication of the graduates in relevant firms for mining and mine remediation, as well as in public administrations and international organisations. The graduates are active in planning, project planning, organisation, governance, and monitoring in firms, organisations, and administrations. There are further opportunities in the fields of research (both university and industrial), as well as in firms, insurance, and banking.

How to apply

Entry requirements

  • A first university degree (e. G. Bachelor degree) in the field of
    geosciences or geoengineering with a standard period of study of seven semesters
  • English language proficiency must be proven by a recognised language certificate such as
    • TOEFL (90 points internet based test, 213 points computer based test,  550 points paper based test)
    • IELTS (result at least 6.5)
    • or by an equivalent language certificate.
      The above does not apply for applicants whose national language is English or whose last educational achievement has been attained in English language.

Application for the winter semester 2021/2022

If the post mail services in your country do not operate reliably due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you can apply by e-mail.
In this case, please include all application documents in one single pdf file and name the file after the following pattern:
"Application_ws21_MORE_lastname_firstname.pdf".
Send the application file to the e-mail address of the Admissions Office zulassungsbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de before the application deadline 15 April 2021.

Please arrange the required documents in the pdf file in the following order:

  1. Completed form Application for admission (Additional information to the application form)
  2. Bachelor´s certificate with Transcript of Records
  3. if applicable: Master´s degree with Transcript of Records
  4. if applicable (applicants from India): Diploma Degree with Transcript of Records
  5. Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS or TOEFL certificate
  6. Motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
  7. CV

Note that you shall not send any recommendation letters or non-academic certificates.
You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your application by e-mail within two weeks. It will contain your application number which you should state in all further correspondence with our university.
We receive numerous applications. Please note that there may be delays in processing your application and even a rejection if your application documents are incomplete or if your application deviates in any other way from the specifications described here. In your own interest, please make every effort to implement the above specifications in the best possible way.

Application deadlines

Studies in the degree programme regularly begin in the winter semester on 1 October. The application deadline for winter semester is 15 April. On the basis of individual study plans, matriculation for the summer semester is also possible. The application deadline for summer semester is 15 October. The summer semester starts on 1 April.

 

Application address

The application documents have to be send by post to the Admission Office. The  address is:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Zulassungsbüro
Akademiestraße 6
09599 Freiberg
GERMANY

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