BPS membership

Join the society, be part of our community and access a great range of benefits.

Why should I become a BPS member?

The BPS is a network of people passionate about the role psychology plays in all aspects of our lives.

Our members include HCPC-registered practising psychologists, researchers, academics and teachers in universities and schools, and people who have studied psychology and never lost their interest.

Becoming a BPS member unlocks access to the UK's largest community of psychologists, as well as a number of benefits you won't find anywhere else.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a member of the BPS

What types of membership are available to me?

As the home of psychology in the UK, we're proud to offer a range of membership options to suit your current level of study or career path. 

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Frequently asked questions
  • Which membership grade am I eligible for?

    Each membership grade has differing eligibility requirements which can be found on the relevant pages for each membership type.

    Eligibility for our membership grades is primarily based on society-accredited academic qualifications and experience, or their non-UK equivalent.

    Each membership grade has differing eligibility requirements. For further information, please visit the relevant pages for each membership grade.

    Please be aware that the information on each membership grade page provides a general guide to eligibility, it isn't exhaustive.

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    If you have any queries, please contact the Membership Enquiries Team


  • How much is society membership?

    Find out more information about our membership fees.

    Our 2024 subscription and membership fees for new joiners are as follows.

    Current members due to renew from January should have already received notification of their subscription fees for 2024.

    Core subscription fees

    Chartered members / Fellows / Associate Fellows: £163.44

    Graduate members: £163.44

    Two reductions are available to Graduate members:

    1. If you graduated within the last five years from the qualification giving eligibility for Graduate membership: £81.72
    2. If you are a current postgraduate student or enrolled on a society qualification: £42.48

    Student members: £31.68

    Affiliates: £122.04

    e-subscribers: £14.52

    Non-refundable application processing fees (payable On First Application)

    All non-refundable application fee payments are subject to a 6 month time limit, in which all requirements for your application should be submitted. If you have not provided all of the requirements for your application, or have not continued with your application after such time, you will be required to pay the non-refundable application fee again.

    Chartered Members (non-members): £91

    Chartered Members (Graduate Members upgrading): £45

    Fellows: £61

    Associate Fellows: £45

    Graduate Members: £46

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    If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]

  • How can I upgrade my membership?

    Current Student members can complete the Graduate membership application process online. Graduate members looking to upgrade should complete the relevant Chartered membership application form.

    You won't be charged an application fee for upgrading from Student to Graduate membership.

    Apply to upgrade to Graduate membership

    Apply to upgrade to Chartered membership

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    If you have any queries, please contact the Membership Enquiries Team


  • How do I join a member network?

    Members can find information and how to apply on our Member Networks page. 

    Join a member network

    If you're applying for Graduate membership and would like to join one, or more, of the Member Networks you can add these as part of the application process, each network carries an additional fee.

    If you're applying for Chartered membership the application form enables you to join Member Networks at the relevant grade.

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    If you have any queries, please contact the Membership Enquiries Team


  • Will the cost of membership change?

    The review will consider the pricing structure of member networks and link to the work being undertaken on member grades.

    Our main concern is to ensure that our membership fees are simple and fair and provide value for money, no matter what Network you are a member of.