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Welcome to Chemistry

By joining the Department of Chemistry at Sussex, you will be part of a community which boasts two Nobel Prize-winning chemists among its faculty, John Cornforth and Harry Kroto, and 14 elected members as Fellows of the Royal Society, including the the current Head of Chemistry, Professor Geoff Cloke FRS.

Why Chemistry at Sussex?


Fantastic career prospects

You will be in high demand with a Sussex Chemistry degree...
...with our graduates' employment prospects ranked third highest of all UK Chemistry departments.
(The Complete University Guide 2016). Find out more about careers


Teaching excellence

Our knowledge and teaching inspire you..
....which is why we are ranked sixth out of all chemistry departments for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015. See undergraduate chemistry courses


World leading research

Our research tackles 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


Undergraduate research

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


Great networking opportunities

Sussex Chemistry is more than just lectures... can network through events, trips and other activities organised by the department and the student Chemistry Society, C60. Find out more about the Chemistry Society


Highly-supportive chemistry community

We ensure you fulfil your potential... providing you with focused support: 1st in the UK for personal development and 2nd for academic support. (National Student Survey 2013).


Visit us at an open day

Book an open day place.
Visit our campus, meet your new chemistry lecturers, experience the facilties you will be using as a student and find out more about our chemistry courses.

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