Associate Member (AMRSC) is the first of our professional membership categories. You’re eligible if you are building your professional experience and have degree level knowledge of the chemical sciences.
Use the letters AMRSC after your name as a clear statement of your professionalism and commitment.
Support in gaining registered status
Start your journey towards chartered status by joining the professional registers. As an Associate Member (AMRSC) you can apply to become a Registered Scientist (RSci), a chance to formally show the skills and experience you’ve gained since graduation.
Use specialist career support including our specially designed Catalyst consultation, CV checks, online career guidance and CPD resources to help you manage your professional development.
News and developments
Keep up to date with the latest advances using Chemistry World magazine, free article downloads and access to a library of source material dating back to 1841. Receive a copy of our quarterly member magazine, Voice, as well as our monthly UPDATE newsletter, for the latest information about our events, members and activities.
Courses from our approved training catalogue
Develop your skills on discounted courses from our approved training catalogue.
Stay on the move and collaborate
Take advantage of travel grants, conference discounts and the option to work with a mentor.
Chemists’ Community Fund
Our confidential service provides support for all members and their families in times of difficulty. You can also support others in the community and build your experience by volunteering through our Chemists’ Community Fund.
Research tools & discounts
Receive reduced registration fees for our centrally organised conferences and events and access publishing resources including 10 free article or eBook chapter downloads, 35% off anything in our Bookshop, and free access to our Virtual library and Burlington House library.
Being a Royal Society of Chemistry member has put me in contact with plenty of ‘chemists by trade’ who have taken the same journey as me and become experts in their field.
Meet our global network by joining two of our 71 interest groups, and get involved with specialist divisions and local sections to contribute to their work supporting the chemical sciences. Your first two interest group choices are free, and for a small charge you can join as many more after that as you’d like.
Share knowledge and exchange ideas
Share knowledge and exchange ideas in our early career network forum and the MyRSC online community.
Create opportunities to raise your profile
Create opportunities to raise your profile and find people who can help you get ahead using your conference discount.
Associate Members with an income below £30,000 per annum:
The eligibility of a member living outside the UK will be established by converting the total annual income in local currency into Great Britain Pounds (GBP) using the daily rate. See our terms and conditions for details.