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University of Mining and Technology Freiberg


Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

Subjects: Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management,Sustainability,Natural Resource,Management

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
94 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

SINReM is a two-year Master’s program offering 120 ECTS credits, taught entirely in English. Coordinated by Ghent University in Belgium, it also involves TU Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany and Uppsala University in Sweden. Graduates earn a joint diploma: International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management. This program has earned the EIT Label, a mark of excellence from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. It emphasizes innovative and sustainable methods for managing both primary and secondary resources. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from mining, exploration, and extraction processes to recovery and recycling technologies. This includes clean technology and CO2-neutral recovery of resources from wastewater and waste streams. SINReM integrates scientific and technological fields with economic, environmental, and entrepreneurial aspects. The program places a strong focus on technological feasibility, sustainability, and the principles of a circular economy. The teaching approach is holistic, ensuring students gain a comprehensive understanding of these critical areas.

Program Information

Study Location Freiberg
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 94 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

CEFR No information
Cambridge (CAE) C1

TOEFL iBT (at least total score of 86 out of 120, TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted). TOEFL pBT (at least total score of 570). Academic IELTS (overall band score of at least 6.5 with at least 6 for writing, IELTS Online is accepted). Cambridge C1 advanced certificate (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE))

Qualification Requirements

Hold a Bachelor degree (equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits *) in a discipline closely related to the SINReM scope (see above for examples). ** Have a strong background in science (equivalent to at least 15 ECTS credits in mathematics and/or physics and 10 ECTS credits in chemistry). ** Have completed your previous degree(s) with very good or excellent grades (typically top 30% of your students cohort). Submit a convincing motivation letter with your application, which shows that the SINReM scope matches your previous education and future goals. Fulfil the English language requirements listed below.

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
Application directly at the University
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