University of Sussex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chemistry (with an industrial placement year)

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Course summary

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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.
In your integrated Masters year, you’ll develop advanced research skills by working alongside our world-leading staff in Chemistry on ground-breaking discoveries. You can also apply for a year working in industry, gaining experience of chemistry in the workplace. Accreditation This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). MChem or BSc? We also offer this course without the industrial placement year, with summer research placements, or as a three-year BSc. Find out about the benefits of an integrated Masters year. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.

Course details

Modules

See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF102
Institution code S90
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Including at least 6.0 in each component.
PTE Academic62Including at least 56 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT)88TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £22550 Year 1

Additional fee information

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Chemistry (with an industrial placement year) at University of Sussex - UCAS