In a recent article, published in the European Geologist Journal, we present a case for industry-focused geoscience education, particularly with regards to vocational training at MSc level. Using the “Exploration Targeting” module on the MSc Exploration Geology programme at Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, as an example, we suggest that a ‘gold standard’ in designing modules for vocational MSc programmes should be based upon a research-inspired teaching approach, integrating core geoscientific concepts with practical considerations and requirements of the geological employment sector, enabling students to develop a better understanding and awareness of scientific and professional skills alike.

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Steiner, B., Hughes, H.S.R., 2020. Exploring the link between employer needs, employability and postgraduate module design in a contemporary mining education framework. European Geologist Journal, 50, 63-68.