University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Extractive Industries, the Environment and Sustainability

Our programme explores environmental and interrelated socio-economic challenges in the extractive industries. Addressing the growing need for community level specialists in the mining and petroleum sectors, the programme provides students with an analytically rigorous but broad understanding of the global extractive industries agenda. Created by industry experts, the programme features interdisciplinary coursework; offers a rich mix of contributions from experts in academia, the private sector, civil society and government; and provides students with the freedom to specialise in particular areas. By exposing students to the frontiers of the industry and training them in relevant research skills, the programme provides a grounding for those interested in working in nongovernmental organisations and the public or private sectors, as well as a platform from which to progress to further study at PhD level.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.2 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university in a related subject (including accountancy, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, management, mathematics, physics or science). If an applicant�s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the course, some relevant work experience would be an advantage. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

The programme involves 4 compulsory modules, 4 elective modules and a dissertation. Compulsory modules: Extractive industries, the environment and society: Problems and policies; research methods; extractive industries, the environment and society: Sustainability application project; extractive industries, the environment and society: Case studies. Elective modules: Global governance; politics of international intervention 1; European union external relations; European economies and economic integration; international political economy; law of the world trade organisation; law of international organizations; corporate governance; international trade theory; environmental management, development and sustainability; politics of international intervention 2; key issues in international politics; corporate social responsibility; international human rights law; foreign direct investment.

Sponsorship information

Open to applicants of any nationality, the scholarships are worth the equivalent of a 50 per cent fee reduction on the full �home� tuition rate. Successful applicants will have the scholarship value automatically deducted from their tuition fees. Please contact us for further information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,600 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MSc Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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