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We have a membership category for everyone, from young marine enthusiasts through to experienced professionals. Search the tabs below to explore what we offer and the array of benefits you'll receive.

Professional
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ARE YOU A MARINE BIOLOGIST OR working in a related field? BECOME A PROFESSIONAL MEMBER.

Join our community of professionals working across all areas of Marine Biology including research, science support, education, communications, and policy. 

Professional membership is £45 a year, with monthly payment options available.

We are thrilled to that you wish to continue to be a voice in the marine biology community!

Professional members receive the following member benefits:

  • Mem.MBA post nominal signifying professional standing
  • Subscription to The Marine Biologist MBA’s quarterly magazine – includes online access to the entire back catalogue
  • Free access to the Journal of the Marine Biological Association (JMBA) and a 20% discount to publish in the JMBA
  • Access to MBA’s member communities
  • Numerous discounts including MBA training and events
  • Listing on the MBA members directory
  • Regular e-bulletin – updates with news, events, jobs and more
  • Access to the National Marine Biological Library (NMBL); one of the largest marine reference libraries in the world.
  • Support the next generation of marine biologists through the mentoring scheme
  • Opportunities to influence marine policy
  • Access to online resources

 

 

 

 

Postgraduate & Newly Qualified
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Are you a post-graduate student or have you graduated in the last 3 years? You can benefit from our discounted Professional Membership.

Join our community of professionals working across all areas of Marine Biology including research, science support, education, communications and policy. You wll benefit from a discounted fee for the length of your post graduate study and for three years post qualification.

This membership category is for newly qualified marine biology graduates, graduates of related fields of study, for up to three years post-graduation.  

We are thrilled to that you wish to continue to be a voice in the marine biology community! Professional members receive the following member benefits:

  • Mem.MBA post nominal signifying professional standing
  • Free access to the Journal of the Marine Biological Association (JMBA) and a 20% discount to publish in the JMBA
  • Subscription to The Marine Biologist MBA’s quarterly magazine – includes online access to the entire back catalogue
  • Access to MBA’s member communities
  • Numerous discounts including MBA training and events
  • Access to the MBA members directory
  • An exclusive MBA welcome gift
  • Regular e-bulletin – updates with news, events, jobs and more
  • Access to the National Marine Biological Library (NMBL); one of the largest marine reference libraries in the world.
  • Advice and guidance through the MBA mentoring scheme
  • Opportunities to influence marine policy
  • Access to online resources

You can receive all these benefits for just £25 per year. Monthly payments are available.

 

 

 

 

Student
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Studying marine biology OR a related subject? Become a Student Member.  

Join hundreds of other students studying marine biology and related subjects. Our student member category is available to all undergraduate students registered in full time University education.

*Master and PhD students are eligible to join the Post Graduate membership category, to benefit from professional standing at significantly reduced rate (same fee as Student membership).

This membership category is for undergraduates studying marine biology or a related subject and registered in University education. If you are a postgraduate student, you can access the Professional Postgraduate membership category. 

We are thrilled to that you wish to continue to be a voice in the marine biology community! Student members receive the following member benefits:

  • Subscription to The Marine Biologist MBA’s quarterly magazine – includes online access to the entire back catalogue
  • Access to JMBA the leading journal dedicated to Marine Biology, with over 100 volumes, and 20% discount on publishing
  • Access to MBA’s member communities
  • Access to online resources and careers guidance
  • Ability to apply for student travel bursaries
  • Advice and guidance through the MBA mentoring scheme
  • Numerous discounts including MBA training and events
  • An exclusive MBA welcome gift
  • Regular e-bulletin – updates with news, events, jobs and more
  • Access to the National Marine Biological Library (NMBL), one of the largest marine reference libraries in the world.

You can receive all these benefits for just £25 per year. Monthly payments are available.

 

 

 

Fellow
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"I place high value on the MBA and its work over the decades. I am very honoured to represent the Association as a Fellow.....I find this mark of professionalism is appreciated"


IF YOU ARE A SENIOR PRACTIONER IN MARINE BIOLOGY AND HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MARINE BIOLOGY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL – JOIN OUR PRETIGIOUS FELLOWS.

The title of Fellow of the Marine Biological Association, FMBA, was first awarded in 2014, following granting of a Royal Charter to the Marine Biological Association. The status of Fellow of the MBA is awarded in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to marine biology at the highest level, in areas that include research, policy, education, outreach, or professional and public service.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
  • FMBA post nominal signifying professional standing
  • Framed certificate of distinction
  • Opportunity to apply for MBA Research Fellowships
  • Subscription to The Marine Biologist MBA’s quarterly magazine – includes online access to the entire back catalogue
  • Access to MBA’s member communities
  • Numerous discounts including MBA training and events
  • Listing on the MBA members directory
  • An exclusive FMBA welcome gift
  • Free access to the Journal of the Marine Biological Association (JMBA) and a 20% discount to publish in the JMBA
  • Regular e-bulletin – updates with news, events, jobs and more
  • Access to the National Marine Biological Library (NMBL); one of the largest marine reference libraries in the world.
  • Support the next generation of marine biologists through the mentoring scheme
  • Opportunities to influence marine policy
  • Access to online resources

You can receive all these benefits for just £120 per year. Monthly payments are available.

 

 

 

Associate & Young Associate
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"My knowledge of the marine environment has increased considerably through my associate membership at the MBA"

PASSIONATE ABOUT MARINE BIOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEAN? BECOME AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER.

Our associate category welcomes those who are interested in marine biology and conservation, but who are not working as marine biologists.

This membership category is for those who are interested in marine biology and conservation, but who are not working within the field of marine biology, or currently studying marine biology or a related course. 

We are thrilled to that you wish to continue to be a voice in the marine biology community! Associate members recieve the following member benefits:

  • Subscription to The Marine Biologist MBA’s quarterly magazine – includes online access to the entire back catalogue
  • Access to MBA’s member communities
  • Access to online resources and careers guidance
  • Numerous discounts including MBA training and events
  • An exclusive MBA welcome gift
  • Regular e-bulletin – updates with news, events, jobs and more
  • Access to the National Marine Biological Library (NMBL); one of the largest marine reference libraries in the world.

You can receive all these benefits for just £40 per year. Monthly payments are available.

Or

If you are under 25 you can join as a Young Associate, on a discounted subscription rate of just £25 per year.

 

 

 

 

 

Young Marine Biologist
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"My YMB Membership has really given me more insight in the world of marine biology and has helped assure me that studying marine biology is definitely something I want to pursue in the future. I have loved the opportunities I have discovered through it, from a marine biology camp at Dale Fort to a monthly webinar with the YMB club"


Under 18 and love marine biology? Become a Young Marine Biologist!

Our popular ‘YMB’ category is aimed at younger marine enthusiasts who are under 18 and keen to learn more about the fascinating world of our oceans and coastlines.

Benefits include:

Our monthly YMB club - an interactive, online event where you can learn a new marine biology topicand meet other passionate MBA young marine biologists

• A welcome pack containing a copy of latest issue of The Marine Biologist magazine, and an exclusive sticker.

• Online access to MyMBA, your exclusive online members area where you can access the entire The Marine Biologist back catalogue, previous YMB club recordings and more excellent online resources

•Free entry to the National Marine Aquarium

You can buy a Young Marine Biologist membership as a gift for a young person or for yourself for just £15 a year.
(You must be aged 13+ to buy junior membership for yourself.)

 

 

View a YMB club episode for free!

 

 

 


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