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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, from a marine biology camp at Dale Fort to a 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:

• Online resources with career panels, talks, summit videos and more

• 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,  YMB club recordings and fun Ocean learning opportunities

•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.

 

Take a look at one of our resource recordings 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 elgible to join the Post Graduate memebrship category, to benefit from professional standing at significantly reduced rate (same fee as Student Membership).

Benefits include:
  • Subscription to The Marine Biologist MBA’s quarterly magazine – includes online access to the entire back catalogue
  • Free 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 popular publishers
  • 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.

 

Post Graduate & 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.

Benefits include:
  • 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 from popular publishers
  • 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.

 

 

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. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE:
  • 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 from popular publishers
  • Listing on 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.
  • 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 £45 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 PREsTIGIOUS 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 from popular publishers
  • 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
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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.

Benefits include:
  • 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 from popular publishers
  • 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.

 

 


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FSC Marine Science Camp - Slapton Ley

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FSC Snorkelling for Marine Biology – Dale Fort

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