The Biochemical Society exists to promote excellence in research and education in the field of molecular bioscience and wider life sciences. The benefits of membership provide support and information for you during your career in the science community. You can join at any time of the year and at any stage of your career.

New and existing members receive 5% discount on membership fees when paying by Direct Debit.

As part of our recent membership system upgrade, we have completed benchmarking across the learned societies sector and have chosen to follow practice and streamline currency payments. From April 2020, all membership fees must be paid in £ GBP.

Membership can offer you:

Low income country discount

Applicants residing in a low income- lower middle income- upper middle income-developing country (as classified by the World Bank) are entitled to a *50% discount on their Biochemical Society Membership fee. See discount table below

*Prices will be rounded up to the nearest pound

Category Current fee Low income discounted fee
Full Membership £84 £42
Early Career Membership £47 £23.5
Associate Membership £22 £11
Postgraduate Membership £27 £13.5
Undergraduate Membership £16 £8
Emeritus Membership £27 £13.5

Full Membership

Postgraduate Membership

Undergraduate Membership

Early Career Membership

Associate Membership

Emeritus Membership

Terms of Service

As detailed in the Society’s Articles of Association, no Member is entitled to any refund of subscription or membership fee on their ceasing to be a Member for any reason.  In the event of an underpayment or overpayment for the membership fee, the full amount will be refunded and the applicant or member will be asked to pay the correct membership fee.

Contact us

Email: Membership
TeL: +44 (0)20 3880 2793