If you have at least three years of professional experience alongside a degree in the chemical sciences, you’re eligible for our core professional membership category. Wherever the chemical sciences take you, we’ll support you every step of the way.
Becoming a Member (MRSC) means…
Use the letters MRSC after your name as a mark of proven expertise and experience.
Gain chartered status using one of a number of routes designed to suit your career path and specialism. Demonstrate your excellence in the practice of chemical science through CChem, CSci, CSciTeach, CEnv and CMgr.
Prizes and awards
Become eligible for Royal Society of Chemistry prizes and awards that reward excellence and recognise achievements within our diverse community.
Directory of consultants
Free listing on the Directory of Consultants.
My careers consultation gave me valuable advice that has helped me decide which way I want my career to go… More than anything it gave me a sense of confidence to follow the path I want.
Careers management support
Take advantage of unlimited one-to-one careers support (over the phone, face to face, online) and online guidance and resources to help you get the best out of your work, watch ChemCareers webinars, use our professional development tracker online CPD tool and get discounts on approved training courses.
News and developments
Use your access to Chemistry World magazine, free article downloads and 35% book discount to keep up with the news and breakthroughs influencing your profession.
Share your expertise
Help to nurture the next generation of chemical scientists, or build your own knowledge by getting involved in mentoring and other activities.
Chemists’ Community Fund
Give and receive support through the Chemists’ Community Fund, helping you and your family find the right support when life gets challenging.
Research tools & discounts
Access publishing resources including 20 free article or eBook chapter downloads, one free RSC journal of your choice, 35% off anything in our Bookshop, and free access to our Virtual library and Burlington House library.
Join divisions that focus on and support nine areas of the chemical sciences, and choose three of our 71 interest groups to connect with potential collaborators in our global community. Your first three interest group choices are free, and for a small charge you can join as many more after that as you’d like.
Meet and network with a diverse range of members in your area. Contribute to local section activity and take part in an annual programme of events including scientific lectures, public lectures, school activities and social events.
Conference discounts and funding
Receive reduced registration fees for our centrally organised conferences and events, and receive travel grants and conference bursaries that support international collaborative research.
MyRSC online community
Engage with the chemistry community through our online professional network.
Early Career Networking
Develop useful contacts with other members in the early stages of their careers.
Receive fantastic discounts on a wide range of products and services:
Package holidays, hotels, flights, airport parking, car hire, currency.
Apple products, cinema tickets, phone calls, gyms, flowers, restaurants, theme parks, magazine subscriptions, gas and electricity, retail cash back.
Work & business
Venue finding, business phone tariffs, business landlines, stationary.
Car, home, travel, medical and dental insurance, roadside assistance, life assurance.
Financial helpline, mortgage advice, conveyancing, tax returns.
Work and leisure magazines, New Scientist subscription, publications from: Pharmaceutical Press, Foyles, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press.
What you'll need to apply
✓ A degree level qualification in the chemical sciences or equivalent
✓ Your CV (If you don't have your CV to hand, you can use our template)
✓ Two referees
✓ If applying online: A credit or debit card
Application guidance for Member (MRSC)
Our subscription year corresponds with the calendar year. Subscriptions for membership are due on 1 January.
Alternatively, apply by post.
Reduced subscription rates
Reduced subscription rates are available to full time postgraduate students (including PGCE students), low-income members, and retired members.Find out more +
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.
If applying by post please download the declaration form
Full time postgraduate students (including PGCE students):
Students living in less developed countries:
Members currently not in employment:
Members currently on parental leave: