African Mineral Resources: The Science and Politics of Sustainable Extraction of Mineral Resources, 5 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Spring 2023, 100%, Campus
Start date: 27 February 2023
End date: 19 March 2023
Application deadline: 17 October 2022
Application code: UU-68610 Application
Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 27 January 2023 – 26 February 2023
Entry requirements: 90 credits in science/engineering (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, earth science, computer science, material science), including 15 credits in mathematics or physics and 10 credits in chemistry. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083
About the course
The demand for minerals and metals is likely to grow as increasing numbers of people join the middle class. It is likely that many of these resources will come from regions that are currently under-explored, such as Africa. Africa hosts significant resources of chrome, copper, diamonds, gold, iron, manganese, platinum group elements, rare earth elements and vanadium. The course will cover scientific issues, such as the genesis of African ore bodies and exploration strategies; as well as the social, environmental, economic and political issues. The course will make extensive use of case histories.
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