Society membership

We are a global community at the heart of pharmacology. Founded in 1931 - with just 38 members - we now represent over 3,500 members from over 60 countries.

As a vibrant science that studies drug action, pharmacology lies at the heart of biomedical science, linking together chemistry, physiology and pathology. Pharmacologists work closely with a wide variety of other disciplines that make up modern biomedical science, including but not limited to biochemistry, neuroscience, molecular and cell biology, genetics, immunology and cancer biology.

Become a member to access a range of benefits for all stages of your career, including:

We offer membership options tailored to each stage of your career.

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Membership catergories

Undergraduate Membership

For full-time undergraduates studying pharmacology related topics and medical students.

Postgraduate Membership

For full-time postgraduates studying pharmacology related topics and foundation doctors.

Early Career Membership

For clinical research fellows, specialist trainees in the first or second year, and post doctoral researchers within five years of the award of a PhD.

Affiliate Membership

For individuals whose work brings them into contact with pharmacology. Or those with pharmacology qualifications who no longer work in the field.

Full Membership

For individuals involved in the spectrum of pharmacology and related disciplines.


For members who have demonstrated distinction and peer recognition in pharmacology.

Honorary Fellowship

Awarded to members and non-members for their sustained leadership role in science.

Career Break Membership

For existing members not currently in work.

Low income countries membership

For those working in low income countries.
Between 25% to 75% discount on the full membership rate.

Retired membership

For existing full members and Fellows retired from full time employment

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