RSC - Advancing the Chemical Sciences



About Membership

Be part of the world's leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.

With over 48,000 members, we are the UK's professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

A not-for profit organisation with a heritage that spans 170 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences - for the benefit of science and humanity.

Our members are required to accept and adhere to a Code of Conduct,  as well as meeting high standards of ethical and professional behaviour.

Code of Conduct

In joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, members undertake obligations to the Royal Society of Chemistry and to the public at large

Benefits of becoming a member

The best way to get the most out of being a member is to get involved.

Our members have access to a huge range of products and services to ensure that as a community, and as individuals, they are supported professionally and personally. To find about the benefits available to our members, watch our video below.

Benefits of Membership

Our members have access to a huge range of products and services to support them in a variety of ways.

Join the Royal Society of Chemistry

Become a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the world's leading chemistry community

Who are our members?

Our 48,000 members worldwide are from diverse areas of the chemical sciences and are employed in a wide variety of professions. 

  • 60% of our working members are in industry
  • 24% are student members
  • 19% are retired
  • 20% are outside of the UK
  • 1200 are teachers  
  • 99 Honorary Fellows

Who are the RSC Honorary Fellows?

A list of current RSC Honorary Fellows and their year of admission.

Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141