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

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


Associate 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 an abstract 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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