RSC members - chemical scientists of the highest standard
The RSC awards the following designatory letters to appropriately qualified applicants:
AMRSC (Associate Member Royal Society of Chemistry) The entry level for RSC membership, AMRSC is awarded to graduates (or equivalent) in the chemical sciences. Note that undergraduates may become affiliate members while studying the chemical sciences but no designatory letters are awarded at this stage.
MRSC (Member Royal Society of Chemistry) Awarded to graduates (or equivalent) with at least 3 years experience, who have acquired key skills through professional activity.
FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry) Fellowship may be awarded to those applicants at MRSC level with at least 5 years experience who have made an outstanding contribution to either:
- the advancement or application of chemical science
- the chemical science profession or
- the management or direction of an organisation in which Chemical Science is important.
In all cases references are required and the award of designatory letters is subject to the approval of the Applications Committee.
As the professional body for chemical scientists, the RSC maintains high standards of competence and professional practice. RSC members are required to accept and adhere to a Code of Conduct as well as meeting high standards of ethical and professional behaviour.
The RSC establishes, upholds and advances standards of chemical science by continually assessing various professional qualifications and awards.
In joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, members undertake obligations to the RSC and to the public at large. Their obligations are set out in a Code of Conduct.
Details of RSC membership categories and application forms
Details of qualifications and registers administered by the RSC
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