Structure of the programme

ADMIRED LAB (Advanced Mineral Resources Development Labelled) is a Master Programme between Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria (MUL) and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany (TU BAF), and is complemented by their mobility partner Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (TCD). All students complete the first semester of the master programme at Montanuniversitaet Leoben, the second semester at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, and the third semester at Trinity College Dublin. The fourth semester, which is usually set aside for the delivery of the master’s thesis, can be completed at any of the three partner universities. This study order is compulsory for all students.The language of instruction is English.

The Master programme ADMIRED LAB comprises compulsory subjects (70 ECTS), restricted electives (14 ECTS), free electives (6 ECTS), the master thesis and the final exam for the master’s degree.

Compulsory subjects

The compulsory subjects consist of the following areas:

Montanuniversitaet Leoben:
Mineral Economics and Project Management (24 ECTS)

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg:
Mining and Environment (24 ECTS)

Trinity College Dublin:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (22 ECTS)

Restricted electives

The restricted electives cover 14 ECTS, whereas at least 4 ECTS have to be completed at each of the universities.

Free electives

Free electives cover 6 ECTS and can be chosen from any officially recognized university. It makes sense to choose the free electives from the lists of the restricted electives.


Montanuniversitaet Leoben