RSC - Advancing the Chemical Sciences



Benefits of Membership

Our members have access to a huge range of products and services to support them in a variety of ways. To take advantage of these benefits, become a Royal Society of Chemistry member.

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Latest News and Research

Chemistry World

Receive a monthly copy of Chemistry World magazine, giving you the latest news from the chemical sciences

The Virtual Library

Access extensive collections of journals, e-Books, databases and more

RSC News

Receive a monthly copy of RSC News for the latest information about our members and our activities

Our Publishing Resources

Access journal articles for free through our Publishing Platform

Networking opportunities

Local Sections (UK and Ireland)

Meet and network with a diverse range of members in your area

International Sections

Connect with other international members through a range of networking activities

MyRSC Online Community

Engage with the chemistry community through our online professional network

Divisions and Interest Groups

Meet other scientists with similar subject interests and expertise

Younger Members Network

Develop useful contacts with other members in the early stages of their careers


View all of the networks you can get involved in as a member

Professional Development and Recognition

Chartered Status

Gain professional recognition and demonstrate your excellence in the practice of chemical science

Continuing Professional Development Framework

Make use of our online CPD tool to record your skills and progress

Registered Scientist and Registered Scientist Technician

Gain professional recognition as a technician or technical scientist

Designatory Letters

Use your awarded designatory letters to show commitment to your profession

Support Services

Careers Service

Our careers advisors, events and resources provide you with support for your career

Benevolent Fund

Our confidential service provides support for all members and their families in times of difficulty

Funding Opportunities

Conference Discounts

Receive reduced registration fees for our conferences and events

RSC Travel Grants

Available for international collaborative research or RSC scientific meetings

Funding Opportunities

View all funding available

Conference Bursaries

Support to attend our centrally organised conferences

IYC Legacy Grants

Grants available to RSC member groups to promote chemical science

Additional benefits

Book and Journal Discounts

Receive 35% off our books and up to 85% off our journal subscriptions

Benefits for International Members

Our members receive benefits from their local chemical society

Members' Facilities at the Chemistry Centre

Our members are welcomed to use the computers, WiFi, virtual library, our physical library and a coffee area in Burlington House, London

Member Discount Package  Members only restricted content

Receive fantastic discounts on a wide range of products and services

Travel - Lifestyle - Work & Business - Insurance - Legal & Financial - Publications

  • Travel
    Package holidays, hotels, flights, airport parking, car hire, currency
  • Lifestyle
    Apple products, cinema tickets, phone calls, gyms, flowers, restaurants, theme parks, magazine subscriptions, gas and electricity, retail cash back
  • Work & Business 
    Legal advice, venue finding, business phone tariffs, business landlines, stationary
  • Insurance 
    Car, home, travel, medical and dental insurance, roadside assistance life assurance
  • Legal & Financial Advice 
    Legal advice, financial helpline, mortgage advice, conveyancing, tax returns
  • Publications
    Work and leisure magazines, New Scientist subscription, publications from: Pharmaceutical Press, Foyles, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press,  

Contact and Further Information

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