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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.

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"


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:
  • Hear of the latest news in marine biology research through our quarterly magazine, with your online The Marine Biologist. Catch up on past issues online and the free back-issue in your welcome pack.
  • The YMB Community group brings together the YMBs for chat, sharing, fun and activities such as prize-winning photography competitions.
  • The Resource and Learning Zone is full of interesting webinars from scientists in the field.  You’ll also find recordings from previous speakers, careers information, summit videos & marine puzzles.
  • Learn more about our ocean with great discounts on books, events, and free entry to the National Marine Aquarium.
  • We are busy reviewing and developing new events for our Young Marine Biologists which we will share in your Bulletins.
  • Explore our National Marine Biological Library (in person while accompanied or virtually)– the largest marine library in the UK! 
  • Receive regular e-bulletin updates featuring latest marine news, events, puzzles, and more.

You can buy a Young Marine Biologist membership as a gift for a young person or for yourself for just £20 a year.
(You must be aged 13+ to buy junior membership for yourself.)

        

 

 

View a resource recording for free!

 

 

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:

  • Discover or contribute to the latest news in marine biology research through our quarterly publication, The Marine Biologist magazine. Catch up on past issues with a full back catalogue available online. Discover the complimentary back-issue in your welcome pack along with a special welcome gift.
  • Contribute your expertise to enhance the communication of marine science. Register your interests and seek mentoring opportunities with our Professional Directory.
  • Join our MyMBA Member Community to engage with, share & collaborate with global Members.
  • Enhance your professional development with discounts on courses, books, training, and events.
  • Hear of our latest events and opportunities which we share in your Membership Bulletin
  • Virtually explore or visit our National Marine Biological Library – the largest marine library in the UK, with 16,000 books and 4,000 print journal tiles to explore & support your research.
  • Enjoy free access to the Journal of the Marine Biological Association (JMBA) for all your research needs
  • Keep up to date with your regular e-bulletin updates featuring news, events, job opportunities, and more.

 

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

Please note Students joining as Members will need to upload- Digital copy of evidence showing Student name, Study level, course subject and expected graduation date or academic entry year e.g. Letter or email of Acceptance from university.

 

 

 

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:

  • Discover or contribute to the latest news in marine biology research through our quarterly publication, The Marine Biologist magazine. Catch up on past issues with a full back catalogue available online.
  • Stand out by proudly sharing your exclusive post-nominal Mem.MBA.
  • Contribute your expertise to enhance the communication of marine science, register your interests and highlight your knowledge. Browse our Professional Directory for mentoring and other opportunities.
  • Join our MyMBA Member Community to engage with, share & collaborate with global Members.
  • Enhance your professional development with discounts on courses, books, training, and events.
  • Hear of our latest events and opportunities which we share in your Membership Bulletin
  • Virtually explore or visit our National Marine Biological Library – the largest marine library in the UK, with 16,000 books and 4,000 print journal tiles to explore & support your research.
  • Enjoy free access to the Journal of the Marine Biological Association (JMBA) with discounts available to publish within the JMBA
  • Keep up to date with your regular e-bulletin updates featuring news, events, job opportunities, and more.

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

Please note that Newly qualified Members will need to upload a formal degree certificate showing University, student name, study level, graduation date.

 

 

 

 

 

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 £55 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:

  • Discover or contribute to the latest news in marine biology research through our quarterly publication, The Marine Biologist magazine. Catch up on past issues online and discover the enclosed complimentary back-issue, along with a special welcome gift.
  • Stand out by proudly sharing your exclusive post-nominal Mem.MBA.
  • Contribute your expertise to enhance the communication of marine science. Register your interests and highlight your knowledge with a listing on our Professional Directory.
  • Join our MyMBA Member Community to engage with, share, mentor & collaborate with global Members.
  • Enhance your professional development with discounts on courses, books, training, and events.
  • Hear of our latest events and opportunities which we share in your Membership Bulletin
  • Virtually explore or visit our National Marine Biological Library – the largest marine library in the UK, with 16,000 books and 4,000 print journal tiles to explore & support your research.
  • Enjoy free access to the Journal of the Marine Biological Association (JMBA) and discount opportunities to publish within the JMBA
  • Keep up to date with your regular e-bulletin updates featuring news, events, job opportunities, and more.

Please note that Professional Members applying will need to upload a formal degree certificate showing University, student name, study level, graduation date.

 

 

 

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:
  • Discover or contribute to the latest news in marine biology research through our quarterly publication, The Marine Biologist magazine. Catch up on past issues with a full back catalogue available online. 
  • Framed certificate of distinction
  • Stand out by proudly sharing your exclusive post nominal FMBA.
  • Contribute your expertise to enhance the communication of marine science. Register your interests and highlight your knowledge with a listing on our Professional and Fellows Directory.
  • Join our MyMBA Member Community to engage with, share, mentor & collaborate with global Members.
  • Enhance your professional development with discounts on courses, books, training, and events.
  • Hear of our latest events and opportunities which we share in your Membership Bulletin
  • Virtually explore or visit our National Marine Biological Library – the largest marine library in the UK, with 16,000 books and 4,000 print journal tiles to explore & support your research.
  • Enjoy free access to the Journal of the Marine Biological Association (JMBA) and discounted rates to publish.
  • Keep up to date with your regular e-bulletin updates featuring news, events, job opportunities, and more.

 

You can receive all these benefits for just £130 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:

  • Discover or contribute to the latest news in marine biology research through our quarterly publication, The Marine Biologist magazine. Catch up on past issues online with a full back catalogue available online. 
  • Contribute your expertise and experience to enhance the communication of marine biology - Join our MyMBA Member Community to engage with, share & collaborate with global Members.
  • Enhance your marine experience with discounts on courses, books, training, and events.
  • Hear of our latest events and opportunities which we share in your Membership Bulletin
  • Virtually explore or visit our National Marine Biological Library – the largest marine library in the UK, with 16,000 books and 4,000 print journal tiles to explore & support your research
  • Keep up to date with your regular e-bulletin updates featuring news, events, job opportunities, and more.

You can receive all these benefits for just £45 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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