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Masters in Mining of Mineral Resources

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Masters in Mining of Mineral Resources

The study program “Mining of Mineral Resources” follows up to the Bachelor’s degree study in the same program. It expands knowledge in specialized mining subjects studied in Bachelor degree study and in subjects focused on issues of operational safety. The inclusion of practical subjects will strengthen the flexibility of the field with respect to the practical requirements. The attractiveness is increases due to practice and excursions to the operational organizations, with the possibility of finding employment after graduation. The subjects are selected so that future graduates have the widest possible options to find employment in management positions both in mining and in other fields related to mining.

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Admission requirements

Criteria for Admission

  • Bachelor degree (at least)
  • English-language ability – students, who are not native speakers may be asked to demonstrate their ability to study in English, e.g. by presenting the results of any language tests they have taken. English language ability document - minimum requirements: IELTS score 5,0; TOEFL internet-based score 62 (possibly other certificates at the same level).
  • Entrance examination (according to the Faculty Admission Procedure Rules and Conditions for Admission)

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Program content

Semester 1


  • Automation of mines and quarries
  • Chemistry
  • Securing and Closing of Mines and Quarries
  • Special Topics in Mathematics
  • Technologies of Opencast Mining of Deposit

Semester 2


  • Field Practices of Deposits Mining
  • Mining Geophysics
  • Professional Practical Training in Mining
  • Selected Chapters of Physics
  • Slope and Rock Wall Stability
  • Technologies of Underground Mining of Deposits

Semester 3


  • Economics and Management
  • Mining Geomechanics
  • Projekt and Production Planning

Semester 4


  • Diploma thesis seminar
  • Removing Impacts of Mining Activity and Reclamation
  • Waste from extraction and processing of raw materials

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: 50 000 CZK per semester, approx. 4000 EUR per academic year


Graduate's knowledge

Graduates can analyse input information, find mutual links and order it according to its importance, and apply the information when designing particular proposals of ways of opening, preparation and mining of coal, ore and non-ore deposits, using both underground and surface methods. Graduates can assess the strengths and weaknesses of the proposals with the subsequent recommendation of the implementation. They have knowledge of the mining safety and legal issues.

Graduate's skills

Graduates are able to lead and manage a team, they are able to clarify the nature of a particular issue, to answer questions in a discussion on the issue of solutions, analyse problems and recommend the most appropriate alternative of the solution, they are able to apply their knowledge on specific solutions and to communicate the results to a wider range of employees. They are knowledgeable in the area of legislative and safety standards associated with mining and utilization of mineral resources.

Career paths

Graduate's employment

Graduates the study program “Mining of Mineral Resources” have wide possibilities of finding employment in organizations carrying out mining operations and mining activities under the “CBU Decree 298/2005 as amended on professional qualification”. They can hold key management positions up to the “mine manager” or “quarry manager” (quarry operations with an annual extraction of up to 500 thousand tonnes). Students can also find employment in state administration, design companies, construction and other industries dealing with occupational safety, traffic safety and remediation of mining activities.

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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

VSB-TUO’s study programs are built on a 170-year tradition. Currently, there are almost eleven thousand undergraduates and graduates studying for degrees at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in engineering, IT, technology, economics and business administration. Courses are provided by seven...

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Why study at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Study at VSB-TUO places an emphasis on practical training, whilst investigating real problems from today’s state-of-the-art industries, using the latest software and instruments. In many subjects 50% of the coursework is practically oriented, perfectly complimenting the advanced theoretical instruction, and ensuring that graduates have gained the education and experience sought by employers the world over. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern day issues.

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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

17. listopadu 2172/15
70800 Ostrava-Poruba
Czech Republic

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