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Full membership

As a vibrant science that studies drug action, pharmacology lies at the heart of biomedical science, linking together chemistry, physiology and pathology. Pharmacologists work closely with a wide variety of other disciplines that make up modern biomedical science, including but not limited to biochemistry, neuroscience, molecular and cell biology, genetics, immunology and cancer biology.

Applications for Full Membership will be welcome from individuals who are actively involved across the spectrum of pharmacology and these related disciplines.

It is expected that prospective Full Members will come from a diverse range of backgrounds, such as:
 
  • Academic researchers who will typically:
    • Be at least five years post award of a PhD pharmacology or a related discipline
    • Have published in peer reviewed journals
  • Academic teachers who will typically:
    • Be at least five years post award of a PhD pharmacology or a related discipline
    • Be able to demonstrate their contribution to the education and training of other scientists or healthcare professionals
  •  Clinicians who will typically:
    • Hold certification in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics; or
    • Hold certification in another speciality with an interest in pharmacology; or
    • Be in a recognised postgraduate training position (ST3 or above) in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics; or
    • Be in a recognised postgraduate training position (ST3 or above) in a related speciality with an interest in pharmacology
  • Industry scientists who will typically:
    • Have at least an undergraduate degree in pharmacology or a closely related discipline
    • Have published in peer reviewed journals
  • Other professionals who can demonstrate significant involvement in pharmacology, such as:
    • Pharmacists
    • Medicinal Chemists
    • Nurses contributing to clinical research
    • Individuals involved in regulatory affairs
Please read the Membership Declaration before agreeing to the terms on the online application form.

Application fee: £105

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Membership fees: further information
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 £131, but no annual fee is due on the 1 January following the first payment.

On renewal;
Direct Debit: £85*
Debit/Credit Card (by 1 February): £95  

*Direct Debit payment is offered with a discount of £20 against Affiliate Membership, Early Career Membership, Full Membership and Fellowship dues.

Paying by Direct Debit (UK renewals only)
Direct Debit from a UK bank account is a simple and convenient way to pay your membership dues. To pay your renewal by Direct Debit you will need to set this up before 30 September. We can only accept payment by Direct Debit if we receive your instruction before this deadline.
 
Other payment methods

If you are unable to pay by Direct Debit because you do not have a UK bank account, you can pay securely and conveniently by credit or debit card via the My Society section of the website. Discounts for prompt payment are available against Affiliate Membership, Early Career Membership, Full Membership and Fellowship dues and Annual Renewal Notices will show the discounted rate on the basis that payment will be received strictly within 30 days of the annual renewal date (1 January). The Society reserves the right to impose a surcharge for late payment.

Discounted membership fees for members from low income countries
Find out whether you are eligible for this discount.