Master of Mineral Resource Governance (Research)
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 - 2 year
ZAR 40,802 / per year *
Earliest start date
* fees for the complete programme amount to between R40802,00 and R101910,00. Fees may vary depending on the composition of a particular qualification
This program 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 program 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 program 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 program 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.
Reasons for studying at UJ
- UJ offers not only a special program called the First Year Experience to help orientate students throughout the first year but we also offer a Senior Student Experience that gears students toward the workplace!
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- Be part of a young, vibrant, and agile university that reflects and adapts easily to our country’s aspirations, while maintaining global relevance through numerous international partnerships.
- 178 Internationally respected and accepted qualifications.
- Join a university that cares enough to have raised over R300 million since the start of 2016 in order to support the Missing Middle Campaign. UJ also ensures that more than 6 000 needy students have two healthy meals per day.
- Study in the vibrant City of Gold – the economic hub of South Africa. Join a vibrant, cosmopolitan, progressive group of students and academics on their way to re-imagining the future!
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US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Rankings (BGUR)
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Environment/Ecology: 463 in the world
The qualified student will be able to:
- Plan and manage policy development research projects, demonstrating underlying fundamental knowledge, understanding, and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (vis-à-vis all local and other communities) policy development in the chosen field of research practice.
- Work effectively independently or with others as a member of a team, group, organization, and community or in multidisciplinary environments in the chosen field of research.
- Organize and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally, and ethically and take responsibility within his/her own limits of competence and exercise judgment commensurate with knowledge and expertise pertaining to the field of research.
- Plan and conduct applicable levels of investigation, research, and /or experiments by applying appropriate theories and methodologies and performing data analysis, interpretation, and discussion.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with policy development professionals and particularly with research audiences and communities at large, in so far as they are affected by the research, by using appropriate structure, style, and graphical support.
- Use and assess appropriate policy development and research methods, skills, tools, technology, and information technology effectively and critically in policy development practice, to show an understanding of and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact that mineral resource governance and practice have on society and the environment.
- Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national, and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research.