Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to study for a trans-disciplinary and inter-institutional (University of Zambia, University of Cape Town & Stellenbosch University) Master of Mineral Science in Sustainable Mineral Resources Development Degree programme, offered through the Department of Metallurgy and Mineral Processing in the School of Mines at University of Zambia.

The goals of this programme are to provide professionals with an understanding of issues of sustainability and sustainable development in the context of the extraction and processing of mineral resources in Africa, to enhance interdisciplinary and systemic approaches to environmental protection and socio-economic development in the context of geo-extractive industries in Africa.

This program consists of four core courses that will be delivered in four modules, these include:

  • Sustainable Development, convened by the Sustainability Institute, University of Stellenbosch
  • Strategic Social Engagement Practice, convened by the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
  • Research Methodology and Communication, convened by the department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town
  • Environmental Stewardship in Mining and Minerals Beneficiation, convened by the School of Mines, University of Zambia.

This course is ideal for graduates from across a spectrum of disciplines such as economists, geologists, engineers, lawyers, social scientists, accountants and financial professionals who have an interest in advancing their careers in the field of mining and mineral beneficiation in a sustainable environment.

  • Master of Science Programme will commence in January 2018.
  • Applicants should have a bachelors or honours degree from a recognized university
  • Partial Scholarships are available (To apply, submit a 1-page motivation letter on why you should receive the scholarship).
  • Application deadline is 31st August 2017.

Application forms can be obtained from the University of Zambia (Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies, DRGS) or or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application forms can be returned to DRGS or to Miss Kabwe Musonda, School of Mines, office F14 (For Partial Scholarship applicants).