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About the course At Sussex, you’re taught by today’s leading chemists, whose research is making world-changing impact in many areas, including renewable energy, drug design and cancer, and making the world’s tiniest magnets. We focus on core modules during the first two years. This enables us to offer you an unrivalled choice of modules in year 3, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests. Amongst other topics, you can study:
- the structure of drug molecules and designing potential new, improved medicines
- quantum chemical methods
- the principles of lasers and their application, amongst other areas.
See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|A level||AAB||A-levels must include Chemistry, at least grade B. You will also normally need to pass the separate science practical assessment in Chemistry. If you are not able to take the science practical assessment, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English and two science subjects with grade 5 (or grade B) in each and grade 6 (or grade B) in Mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||You will need an A-level in Chemistry, grade B, in addition to the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English and two science subjects with grade 5 (or grade B) in each and grade 6 (or grade B) in Mathematics.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 24-27 credits at Distinction. The Access to HE Diploma will need to be in Science and contain substantial amounts of Level 3 credits in Chemistry. You may wish to consider taking A-level Chemistry in addition to the Access to HE Diploma. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English and two science subjects with grade 5 (or grade B) in each and grade 6 (or grade B) in Mathematics.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Highers must include Chemistry, normally grade A. Ideally, you will also have an Advanced Higher in Chemistry (grade B). You will also need Scottish National 5 in Mathematics and English with a grade B.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 36 points||This score should be from the full IB Diploma. Higher Levels must include Chemistry, with a grade of 6.|
|Extended Project||We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at [email protected]|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Including at least 6.0 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62||Including at least 56 in all four skills.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.|
Please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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