Chemistry is fundamental: it is the enabling science for many technologies and has played an integral role in many of the advances made by modern society, from genetics to human health, and from environmental control to information technology. Studying chemistry will enable you to understand these developments and allow you to contribute to them in the future.
Why chemistry at Sussex?
- Chemistry at Sussex is ranked in the top 15 in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2012, The Times Good University Guide 2012 and The Complete University Guide 2011-12.
- You will be taught by staff dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, and you can become a member of our active student chemical society called C60.
- In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 95 per cent of our chemistry research was rated as recognised internationally or higher, and over half rated as internationally excellent or higher.
- World-leading research (the Department has had two Nobel laureates on its faculty in the recent past).
- Chemistry at Sussex is part of the School of Life Sciences, which provides an exciting and attractive environment for learning and research, supporting a thriving international community of students and academics.
Course topics may include:
- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- Advanced Organic Chemistry
- Advanced Physical Chemistry
- Atmospheric Chemistry
- Bio-organic Chemistry
- Bonding and Spectroscopy
- Chemical Energetics
- Chemical Kinetics
- Chemistry of the Non-Transition Elements
- Co-ordination Chemistry
- Computational Chemistry
- Experimental Data Handling for Chemists
- Functional Group Chemistry
- Heterocyclic Chemistry
- Inorganic Mechanisms
- Instrumental Analysis
- Interface Chemistry: Surfaces and Heterogeneous Catalysis
- Introduction to Materials
- Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology
- Introduction to Organic and Bio-organic Molecules and Reactions
- Introduction to Reaction Kinetics
- Introduction to Structure and Bonding
- Mathematical Symmetry
- Metal Ions in Biochemistry
- Modern Materials
- Numeracy Skills for Natural Scientists
- Organic Reaction Mechanisms
- Organometallic Chemistry
- Redox- and Electro-Chemistry
- States of Matter
- Strategy in Organic Synthesis
- Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry
'I’ve always had a fascination with chemistry, which has only grown as I’ve discovered how the science has a part to play in almost everything that we do. At Sussex, I was able to explore and build on my knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject.
‘You’re taught the fundamental skills you’ll need to succeed both at Sussex and beyond, and you can specialise in the areas that hold the greatest interest for you.’