Research course


University of Sussex · Chemistry and Biochemistry

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in chemistry or a related discipline.

If you are a non-EEA or Swiss national you must obtain clearance by the UK Government Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for this degree. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your University application to be processed in time for you to apply for ATAS clearance (and a Tier 4 Student Visa if appropriate). Find out more about ATAS.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

  • PhD in Chemistry
  • MPhil in Chemistry
MPhil, PhD in Chemistry

The School of Life Sciences is a vibrant international research community. Our research ranges from drug discovery to transitional metal chemistry. We offer PhD/MPhil courses and welcome projects falling within our research interests.

Student progress and support

Throughout your studies, you take part in laboratory meetings, journal clubs and our weekly seminar series. We encourage all students to participate in national and international scientific meetings.

The School offers full support to all research students by monitoring their progress in the form of annual reviews, informal meetings and midyear reports (Year 1). The annual Postgraduate Research Colloquium brings doctoral students and faculty together for a wider discussion of research projects within the School. All third-year doctoral students give a talk on their research, and all second-year students submit a poster depicting the key aims and objectives, methods and findings of their research project.

We aim to ensure that you have the best possible research experience. The relationships between supervisors and research students are among the most rewarding of academic partnerships. We also host regular social events for our students to mingle with their peers and supervisors across the biosciences. We take student feedback seriously and doctoral students are represented on our Student Experience Committee.

Department specialisms

For further information visit the postgraduate study page.

Information for international students

Please see link for information on international students' entry requirements:

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,195 per year
International students
£18,750 per year

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
12-36 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 678057