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Associate Member

For undergraduates, apprentices, trainees and professionals with a connection to physics

£15 for undergraduates, apprentices and trainees.

Annual Fee
£104 per year

Concessionary rates
  • £31 dependent on earnings
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Member

For postgraduates, early, mid and experienced career professionals

Annual Fee
£115 per year

Concessionary rates
  • £35 dependent on earnings
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Fellow

For those at the peak of their career

Annual Fee
£144 per year

Concessionary rates
  • £43 dependent on earnings
Dorsa Nasrollahi Shirazi

IOP activities and resources are helping me to make informed decisions about my career choices.

Dorsa Nasrollahi Shirazi, Associate Member
Jessica Boland

I enjoy participating in outreach to encourage more girls into physics.

Dr Jessica Boland, Member
David Homfray

My future goal is to do whatever I can to get electricity on the grid by fusion power.

David Homfray CPhys CEng, Fellow
 
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Associate Member

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KNOWLEDGE
  • Physics World

    Get the world’s leading physics magazine delivered to your door, mobile device or desktop every month.

  • Special interest groups

    Join our groups relevant to your interest, enabling you to participate in activities, network and keep up to date on the latest developments.

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  • Events & Conferences

    Broaden your physics knowledge by attending events and conferences, at discounted member rates, to meet experts in academia and industry.

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COMMUNITY
  • Local Branches

    Participate in meetings and activities organised by your local member-led branch. Get involved in promoting physics through lectures, networking events, competitions and physics festivals.

  • Volunteering

    Contribute and gain experience by volunteering in a range of activities to boost your CV and gain invaluable experience.

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  • Outreach Toolkit

    Access exclusive resources to run your own outreach activities. Available to download via MyIOP.

  • LinkedIn IOP Group

    Connect with the professional community online with our LinkedIn group for members.

  • Inclusive membership

    Make your voice count on the issues that matter by voting at our Annual General Meetings.

  • IOP Member Plus

    Discounts and benefits scheme exclusively for members including cinema tickets, books, NUS card and travel. Access via MyIOP.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT
  • Careers events

    Gain an advantage in the job market by attending our employer-led careers events and participate in career-themed webinars

  • Career Development Hub

    Access a range of online courses and resources, including CV building and interviews tips, through the IOP Career Development Hub

  • Campus Ambassador

    If you are studying at university you are eligible to apply to become a campus ambassador and represent IOP on your campus. For more information contact studentcommunity@iop.org

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  • @physics.org

    Make an impression on your CV or job application by creating your own IOP forwarding email address. Access via MyIOP.

  • Progress to Member

    Become eligible for the Member category, and stand out with MInstP after your name, upon completion of your degree or apprentice training and in-work experience.

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PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • Professional registration workshops

    Attend workshops that cover the benefits of getting registered, the differences between the range of registrations and offers tips on how to make a successful application. For more information contact cpd@iop.org.

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  • Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)

    This professional registration is for those working in technical roles providing essential scientific services in a variety of workplaces such as laboratories, schools, universities and hospitals.

  • Registered Scientist (RSci)

    This professional registration is for those working in a variety of scientific and higher technical roles; you may be eligible as soon as a year after you graduate (or in your final year if you have undertaken a relevant industrial placement year).

  • Engineering Technician (EngTech)

    This professional registration is for those working in technical roles applying proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems. For more information contact cpd@iop.org

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KNOWLEDGE
  • Physics World

    Get the world’s leading physics magazine delivered to your door, mobile device or desktop every month.

  • IOP Publishing

    Receive 50 free article downloads to all IOP owned journal content each year via MyIOP.

  • Special interest groups

    Help shape the direction of your field of physics through our special interest groups. Groups organise conferences, events and send e-newsletters with updates on the latest developments. There is no cap on the number of groups that you can join.

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  • Events and conferences

    Get involved in events and conferences, at exclusive member only discounted rates, to help you stay abreast of the latest developments while also allowing you to network with your peers. Explore upcoming events.

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COMMUNITY
  • IOP Branches

    Take a lead in your local area to promote physics by supporting the efforts of your branch, through lectures, networking events, competitions and physics festivals.

  • Volunteering

    Get the next generation interested in physics or support other physicists throughout their careers with our volunteering and networking opportunities through IOP national committees, regional branches and special interest groups.

  • Outreach Toolkit

    Access exclusive resources to run your own outreach activities. Available to download for members only, via MyIOP.


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  • Support and grants


    Find out about the full range of support and grants available to IOP members.

  • Share your expertise

    Participate on committees and panels to support the wider physics community.

  • Inclusive membership

    Help to shape the direction of the IOP by making your voice heard at our annual general meetings.

  • @physics.org

    Make an impression on your CV or job application by creating your own IOP forwarding email address. Access via MyIOP.

  • LinkedIn IOP Group

    Connect with the professional community online with our LinkedIn group for members.

  • IOP Member Plus

    Discounts and benefits scheme exclusively for members including offers on leisure, entertainment, technology and fashion. Visit MyIOP.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT
  • Career Development Hub

    Make use of a broad collection of online tools, insightful articles and courses on topics including career management, business management skills. Access the Career Development Hub via MyIOP.

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  • Careers events

    Make the most of your potential as a physicist by attending our employer-led careers events and participate in career- themed webinars. Explore upcoming events.

  • Grants and bursaries

    Take advantage of our international travel grants to attend conferences, such as the RSCF, the C R Barber Trust, and Early Career Researchers Fund. Find out more here.

  • We work toward Fellowship

    We will provide support and guidance to help you work towards IOP Fellowship, our highest and most prestigious grade of membership.

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PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • Designatory letters

    Stand out with MInstP after your name, to demonstrate your commitment and professionalism.

  • Professional registration workshops

    These workshops cover the benefits of getting registered, the differences between the range of registrations and offers tips on how to make a successful application.

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  • Registered Scientist (RSci)

    This professional registration is for those working in a variety of scientific and higher technical roles; you may be eligible as soon as a year after you graduate (or in your final year if you have undertaken a relevant industrial placement year).

  • Engineering Technician (EngTech)

    This professional registration is for those working in technical roles applying proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems. For more information contact cpd@iop.org

  • Chartered Physicist (CPhys)

    This professional registration is for those practising physicists who have a breadth of competence that can demonstrate that they are working at a responsible level. Show that you have reached the highest standards in your chosen discipline with the IOP’s own registration that cannot be obtained anywhere else.

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)

    This professional registration is for those employed in a distinct engineering capacity. Chartered engineer status is awarded by the IOP under license from the Engineering Council.

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Fellow

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KNOWLEDGE
  • Physics World

    Get the world’s leading physics magazine delivered to your door, mobile device or desktop every month.

  • IOP Publishing 

    Receive 50 free article downloads to all IOP owned journal content each year via MyIOP.

  • Special interest groups

    Lead as an expert in your field through our special interest groups, which organise conferences, events and send e-newsletters with updates on the latest developments.

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  • Events & Conferences

    Share your expertise at IOP conferences with member only discounted rates.

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COMMUNITY
  • IOP Branches


    Take the lead in promoting physics with our local member-led branches through lectures, networking, competitions and physics festivals.

  • Support future physicists

    Become a mentor; organise inspiring talks through groups/branches; share your expertise by giving talks and get involved in careers events.

  • Shape the future of physics

    Participate on committees and panels to help to shape the future of IOP strategic objectives and to select the next generation of fellows.

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  • Inclusive membership

    Be heard within IOP by voting at our Annual General Meetings.

  • @physics.org

    Make an impression by creating your own IOP forwarding email address. Access via MyIOP.

  • LinkedIn IOP Group 

    Connect with the professional community online with our LinkedIn group for members.

  • IOP Member Plus

    Discounts and benefits scheme exclusively for members including offers on leisure, entertainment, technology and fashion. Access via MyIOP.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT
  • Voice of the community

    Membership will give you opportunities to sit on IOP committees and be the voice of the physics community across the UK and Ireland.

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  • Career Development Hub 

    Access online resources and webinars, including courses for advanced leadership and management skills. Access via MyIOP.

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PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • FInstP designatory letters


    Demonstrate excellence in the discipline and your professional commitment to the community by use of the designatory letters, FInstP.

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  • Become an Advocate

    Be an advocate and speak on behalf of the physics community. For more information contact member.services@iop.org.

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DISCUSS YOUR MEMBERSHIP WITH US

Email membership@iop.org or call 020 7470 4800