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Membership benefits

  • •    free or discounted rates at our scientific meetings 
  • •    keeping up-to-date with developments in pharmacology by networking with the Society’s >3,500 members worldwide: at special networking events hosted by the Society or online at
  • •    free access to the British Journal of Pharmacology and British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology including articles accessed through the iPhone/iPad app for each journal
  • •    becoming eligible to apply for bursaries to attend scientific meetings. BPS aim to give financial support to all eligible applicants and give out £50,000 in travel awards each year
  • •    discounted rates at CPD credited workshops at our scientific meetings

Membership Fees

Membership fees are due on application and then on 1 January each year.
Applications between 1 October and 31 December each year are charged at 15/12ths of the tariff rate but no renewal fee is payable on 1 January following.
Current membership fees are shown below.  Please note that discounts are available for fees for full members from World Bank designated developing countries.

Undergraduate Membership

Available to undergraduates working on a pharmacological topic, and to medical students until the completion of their degree.

Membership fee: Free for the duration of your undergraduate studies.


Postgraduate Membership

Available to postgraduate students working on a pharmacological topic, and to foundation doctors.

Membership fee: £20


Affiliate Membership

Available to individuals from related disciplines e.g. pharmacists and to those with pharmacology qualifications who no longer work in the field.

Membership fee: £70, Renewal: Direct Debit: £50, Debit/Credit Card (by 1 Feb): £60


Early Career Membership

Available to early career pharmacologists who do not yet have the necessary qualifications to become Full Members. Also available to Clinical Research Fellows' and Specialist Trainees years' 1 & 2.

Membership fee: £70, Renewal: Direct Debit: £50, Debit/Credit Card (by 1 Feb): £60


Full Membership

Available to individuals who have published in peer reviewed journals, and who have presented a poster or oral communication at a meeting of a scientific or medical society. Also available to Clinicians holding a CCT or trainees on a CPT specialist training programme. Applicants are normally expected to be educated to at least PhD standard in pharmacology or a closely related discipline.

Membership fee: £105, Renewal: Direct Debit: £85, Debit/Credit Card (by 1 Feb): £95



Candidates must demonstrate distinction and peer recognition in pharmacology and should have held BPS membership for at least five years. Candidates are asked to provide a one page explanation of how they meet the criteria for Fellowship.

Standard tariff: £175, Renewal: Direct Debit: £155, Debit/Credit Card (by 1 Feb): £165


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