Chemistry

Find out more about what studying Chemistry at Sussex is like – with one of our accredited undergraduate degrees or a PhD.

Our researchers are working on tomorrow’s solutions for today’s problems. From renewable energies to drug discovery, and from sustainable adhesives to low-waste catalysis. You’ll develop analytical and communication skills. And industrial placement years or research placements help you develop real-world skills and knowledge.

Among other things, you’ll study:

  • the structure of drug molecules
  • quantum chemical methods
  • the principles of lasers
  • or even the design of potential new, improved medicines.

You’ll also develop analytical and communication skills. And an industrial placement year or research placements help you gain real-world experience and knowledge.

Explore Chemistry at Sussex

Meet Raysa

As a PhD student in Chemistry, Raysa Khan built a library of new compounds to help cancer research. She is now continuing her focus on medicinal chemistry cancer research as a Research Fellow at Sussex. 

Read Raysa’s story

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Could there be a better place to be a student than our beautiful campus? Nestled in the South Downs National Park, we’re just nine minutes from one of the UK’s most iconic cities.

To get a picture of life on our campus and the excitement of being in the city of Brighton, take our virtual tour.

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