School of Life Sciences


Welcome to Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Sussex, which is part of the School of Life Sciences, has a distinguished track record in both chemical research and teaching in the 50 year history of the University. The award of two Nobel prizes and the election of 14 members of the Chemistry faculty as Fellows of the Royal Society, the most recent of which, in 2008, was Professor Geoff Cloke FRS, the current Head of Chemistry, have recognised the generation of new knowledge in the Department. This standard of research underpins the ethos of the Department and is present in both the teaching and research that is currently undertaken.

Sussex Chemistry ranked No. 1 in the 2016 Guardian League Table


Fantastic career prospects

Our Chemistry graduates are in high demand...
...and their employment prospects are ranked 10th highest out of all UK Chemistry departments.
(The Complete University Guide 2014). Find out about careers and perspectives here


Teaching excellence

Our knowledge and teaching inspire your studies.. reason why chemistry students rate our teaching so highly: Joint 1st with 97 per cent teaching satisfaction. (National Student Survey 2013). Find out about undergraduate study here


World leading research

Our research has a real world impact,tackling  some of society's biggest challenges...
...which is why 97 per cent of it is considered world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. (Research Assessment Exercise 2014). Find out about our research here


Undergraduate research

Here you don't just read about world changing research... get involved, from year one, with those who conduct it.
Find out about the junior research associate scheme here


Great networking opportunities

Sussex Chemistry is more than just lectures...
...the department and student Chemical Society C60 help you network through events, trips and other activities. Find out about the Chemistry Soc here


Highly supportive chemistry community

Our departmental community ensures you fulfil your potential... providing you with individual support to meet your needs: 1st in the UK for personal development and 2nd for academic support. (National Student Survey 2013).


 Find out more in the new Sussex Chemistry brochure



Open days

The next University Open Day is in September 2015. Further information on open days can be found here.

For staff and students