Postgraduate study


Recognition for past and present Sussex faculty has been outstanding. We are proud to have counted among our faculty two Nobel prize winners – John Cornforth in 1975 and Harry Kroto in 1996 – and nine faculty, of whom four are still active at Sussex, have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society. 

Chemistry has excellent facilities for synthesis and characterisation: advanced NMR suite, small molecule and protein x-ray diffraction, advanced mass spectrometry, single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy, together with access to national and international facilities for high-performance computing and neutron diffraction. 

We offer formal taught research and study skills training to all postgraduates. If you have any questions or queries relating to postgraduate study, contact the Research and Enterprise co-ordinator:

We look forward to receiving your application.


Funding opportunities

The John Murrell Fund

John Murrell FRS, a former Sussex Professor, sadly passed away in January 2016 and kindly bequeathed money to help Sussex CHEMISTRY PhD Research students. This will be awarded, at the discretion of the panel, to students in the event of unexpected financial difficulties, who can demonstrate a need of funding. Normally, students can only apply once by downloading and submitting a completed application form at the link below.

The John Murrell Fund