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Starting your journey towards becoming a pharmacist can be both an exciting and daunting experience. What better way to start that journey than with the support of the dedicated professional body for pharmacy and pharmacists?

We understand that your time as a student can be an expensive one and also recognise that as the next generation of the profession you are key to the growth and development of pharmacy. That’s why our Student membership is FREE to all students based in Great Britain. Student members based in Great Britain also get free membership of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA), the official student organisation of the Society.

To join for FREE, simply apply online now.

We also offer Student membership for students based overseas studying for a pharmacy degree at an institute recognised by the Society for just £50. The Society currently uses the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s (FIP) official world list of Pharmacy Schools as its recognised list of schools.

Find out if your institution is recognised by the Society

Here are just some of ways you can benefit from FREE Student membership:

  • Medicines, Ethics and Practice – worth £49.99
    You’ll get access to the online version of MEP. MEP is the ‘must-have’ guide for pharmacists and is also a standard text on many pharmacy degree courses, providing information and guidance on legislation affecting pharmacy practice.
  • PJ Online subscription – worth £195
    As a Student member you’ll get full access to PJ Online included in your membership, allowing you to keep up to date with all that is happening in pharmacy. PJ Online includes access to the content of all PJ Publications, including The Pharmaceutical Journal and Clinical Pharmacist. Please register on PJ Online to gain full access to the site, making sure you enter your RPS membership number during registration. Students can also receive a print copy of the PJ for an annual subscription of £70. Visit the Pharmaceutical Press website to find more.
  • Discounts on all our publishing titles
    Buying lots of textbooks can be expensive, which is why all our members receive a minimum 25% discount on all our publishing titles including our FASTtrack books which cover the main areas of study for a pharmacy degree.
  • Dedicated student group
    We have a dedicated online group for students, allowing you to network with other students regardless of where you’re located.
  • Local practice forums
    The perfect way to find out what life is really like for a pharmacist. Our network of around 50 LPFs will enable you to meet pharmacists and start to build your own network.
  • Library support services
    You’ll have access to all our online library resources, allowing you to find answers, complete your studies and conduct research.
  • Student of the Year award
    In association with the BPSA we award the Student of the Year prize at our annual awards evening.
  • FREE membership of BPSA*
    Formed in 1942 the BPSA is the oldest pharmacy student organisation in the world. They are the only organisation that solely represents and supports pharmacy students and preregistration trainees. The BPSA aims to educate, represent, and entertain its members from day one of the degree, until qualification. It provides the opportunity for pharmacy students and preregistration trainees to meet new people, learn about the profession, and make a difference to their future. Find out more about the benefits of BPSA membership.

* Available to GB students only