Camborne School of Mines (CSM), University of Exeter

Penryn Campus
Penryn, Cornwall
TR10 9FE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1326259442

Primary Contact

Prof. Kip Jeffrey

Prof. Kip Jeffrey

Head of CSM and Professor of Mining Education

Tel: +44(0)1326259442

Secondary Contact

Prof. Frances Wall

Prof. Frances Wall

Professor of Applied Mineralogy & Cornwall Mining Alliance representative

Tel: +44(0)1326 371831

Company Profile

Camborne School of Mines (CSM) is one of the World’s most famous integrated mining schools. Founded in 1888, it now has a unique combination of scientific and engineering expertise in geology, mining, minerals processing and environmental stewardship, and applies this to world-leading research and teaching. Much of CSM’s research and teaching is carried out in collaboration with industry partners, who range from members of the Cornwall Mining Alliance to overseas companies and governments.

CSM is a department in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the University of Exeter, a global top 100 university with some 21000 students from over 130 countries on four campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. Although based on the Penryn Campus since 2004, CSM retains the famous name of Camborne. The multidisciplinary nature of the campus now facilitates links particularly to the Environment and Sustainability Institute and also to business, geography, sociology, history and biological sciences.

Research projects vary in size from large international research consortia funded by the European Union and UK Research Councils, through PhD projects, to smaller targeted contracts and student project work. Topics of particular research interest include Mining engineering and Geotechnics, Ore deposits and Critical Metals (including South West England), Minerals Processing and Geometallurgy, Deep time Global Change and Mining Education.

CSM welcomes UK and international students and has a population of about 400 students in total. The majority of graduates are employed in areas related to their degrees.
Undergraduate courses :
• MEng/BEng – Mining Engineering
• MGeol/BSc – Geology, Applied Geology, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics

Post graduate taught MSc courses in:
• Mining Geology, Mining Engineering, Applied Geotechnics, Surveying and Land/Environmental management
• Mining Professional blended learning programme for people working in mining-related companies

Research degrees include PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research across all research activities, including geology, minerals processing, mining and environmental studies. Facilities include the Holmans Test mine; laboratories for geochemical and electron beam analysis, minerals processing and geotechnics, and equipment for surveying. The CSM Association is a dedicated worldwide alumni network. The CSM Trust is a separate charity that raises and donates funds to further mining education.