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Membership options

The British Pharmacological Society offers a range of membership options tailored for each stage of your career - find out more from the links below or start your application now.

  • Undergraduate Membership welcomes undergraduate students working on a pharmacological topic, and medical students until the completion of their degree.
  • Postgraduate Membership welcomes full-time postgraduate students working on a pharmacological topic, and foundation doctors.
  • Early Career Membership welcomes early career pharmacologists who do not yet have the necessary qualifications to become Full Members. This includes Post-docs, Clinical Research Fellows' and Specialist Trainees years' 1 & 2.
  • Affiliate Membership welcomes individuals from related disciplines and to those with pharmacology qualifications who no longer work in the field. This may include research assistants/fellows from allied disciplines; pharmacists; nurses; science teachers with an interest or academic background in pharmacology; science administrators; science writers; other professionals whose work or studies bring them into contact with or give them an interest in pharmacology.
  •  Full Membership applicants will be established researchers who have published in peer reviewed journals, and will have presented an abstract communication at one of the Society’s meetings, or at a meeting of an equivalent scientific or medical society. In the case of clinicians, certification in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics or, for trainees, holding a recognised training position in the speciality, will be sufficient evidence.


Fellows of the British Pharmacological Society are members who have demonstrated distinction and peer recognition in pharmacology. Our Fellows have made substantial contributions to the discipline of pharmacology and the Society.