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Upgrade your membership

Discover the benefits and how to upgrade your membership.

How you can upgrade or join us

We’re here for you throughout your journey in psychology, whether you are just starting out or ready for the next step. 

Find out how you can easily join us or upgrade your membership and access all the benefits of a BPS membership. 

Become a graduate member

Your time as an undergraduate may be coming to an end, but we are still here for you.

Whether you’re planning a career in psychology, starting a postgraduate course or even if you aren’t sure what you want to do yet, graduate membership can help you along the way.

Because you’re still a student member, you won’t need to pay to upgrade your membership until you receive your renewal notice.

After that, you can remain a graduate member for half the usual price. It’ll cost just £70.80 per year for the next five years and you don’t have to pay an application fee.

If you are continuing your studies, we also offer reduced rates for postgraduate students.

Become a graduate member

What are the benefits?
  • Stand out from the crowd with the title MBPsS after your name
  • Continue learning with discounted access to our CPD courses
  • Boost your postgraduate studies with free access to our archive of academic journals
  • Build your professional network by attending our events and conferences, joining a member network or collaborating on our online community, Member Connect
  • Stay up to date with the latest psychology news and research with your copy of The Psychologist Magazine and regular email updates

View the full range of benefits available as a member of the society. 

How do I upgrade my membership?

If you’ve achieved at least a 2:2 in an undergraduate degree that’s accredited by us or have completed an accredited conversion course, you can become a graduate member.

It’s easy to upgrade your membership using our online Portal. You just need to complete the application form and upload your degree certificate and transcript.

Once we’ve got your application, our membership team will process it for you. This will take around ten working days.

If your application is approved, the team will request the appropriate membership subscription and any member network fees.

If you’re having problems upgrading your membership, please contact our membership team.

Become a chartered psychologist

We’re here for you throughout your journey in psychology, and when you’re eligible to become a chartered psychologist, we want to make sure you get the recognition and support you deserve.

As a chartered member of the BPS you’ll be able to demonstrate your expertise by using the title CPsychol, publicise your services to potential clients and patients on our publicly searchable registers as well as accessing all the other benefits you’re entitled to.

View the full range of benefits available as a member of the society. 

By becoming a chartered psychologist you can show that you’ve achieved the highest level of experience and expertise in psychology.

Apply for chartered membership

How do I upgrade my membership?

To become a chartered psychologist you must have:

  • Achieved at least a 2:2 on an undergraduate honours degree (recognised as meeting graduate basis for chartered membership), or

  • Have completed a society-accredited conversion qualification

Along with one of the following:

  • Have undertaken society-accredited postgraduate qualifications and training

  • Have appropriate postgraduate training and experience of teaching psychology

  • Have completed psychology research to doctoral level

To apply for chartered membership, simply complete the form that’s most appropriate for you from the list below and send it to the membership team.

Please have your current membership number handy when starting your application.


Membership subscription for chartered members is £134 per year plus a one-off application fee of £41.

Because you’re already a member, you will only have to pay the difference between your current subscription and the chartered membership rate until your membership renews, plus our application fee.