Want a better insight into what affects mineral extractive operations?

This diploma is ideal for those who have just started in the industry or whose customers are in the quarrying sector

The Diploma in Mineral Extractives Studies is designed to provide an insight into the wider economic impact of mineral extraction and the key management issues affecting operations. 

This is a part time course that lasts one year.  It is an ideal qualification for:

  • upskilling graduates who have recently started within the industry
  • manufacturers and suppliers who require a greater understanding of the industry
  • consultants and others involved in non-operational activities for mineral extraction companies

We take a blended learning approach, mixing online learning and face-to-face tutorials.  The core modules for this course are highlighted below with two additional modules as options:


60 credits at Level 5

Mineral Extraction and Transportation

20 credits

Minerals Management and Processing

40 credits

The following are additional optional modules:

Blasting Operations

20 credits

Business Management

20 credits

 This Diploma is open to both UK and international students.  It is a replacement of both the previously available Certificate in Quarry Studies and the University of Derby Certificate in International Quarry Operations.

For more information including how to apply, go to the University of Derby website.