This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Learn more about cookies and how to manage them.

Postgraduate membership

Postgraduate Membership of the British Pharmacological Society is available to students working on a pharmacological topic as part of their full-time postgraduate degree, and to foundation doctors. Postgraduate Membership is for a maximum period of five years from registration for a higher degree (or equivalent), after which it can be upgraded to Affiliate Membership, Early Career Membership or Full Membership, as appropriate.

Please note that Clinical Research Fellows should apply for Early Career Membership.

Please read the Membership Declaration before agreeing to the terms on the online application form.

Application fee: £20 (see further information on membership fees below)


(sign in required)

Membership fees: further information

Membership subscriptions are due on 1 January each year. Applications between 1 October and 31 December each year are charged at £25, but no annual fee is due on 1 January following this first payment.

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.

“I sit on the Young Pharmacologist Advisory Group and I chair the Women in Pharmacology Advisory Group at the BPS. In addition to being able to contribute to causes that are very important to me, being a part of these groups has introduced me to some very influential people within and outside of the society and has allowed me to expand my network”

– Laura Ajram, Final Year PhD student at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

“Get involved with societies like the BPS. They provide a lot of fantastic opportunities (whether it be meetings, events, or resources on their websites) that can help you develop key skills or guide you throughout various stages of your career.”

– Oli Bell, PhD student at the University of Bristol