Membership to The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association And Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Membership to The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) and Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is open to all students undertaking an accredited MPharm degree, overseas pharmacist assessment programme (OSPAP) or Pre-registration training in Great Britain. Click here to for BPSA and RPS undergraduate student membership.


All members are strongly encouraged to also sign-up for our website to make use of our multiple member features including the EduZone, with tonnes of regularly updated content.


BPSA undergraduate membership has many perks, and as the only national body to solely consist of members who are Pharmacy and Pre-registration students, we are here to act in your best interests. BPSA undergraduate membership is joint membership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). BPSA Graduate membership is exclusively for Pre-registration students and is not joint with the RPS. You can apply to become a BPSA Graduate member by clicking here.

Why join?

Here is what the BPSA offers through membership:

  • Representation of members at meetings with external bodies in Pharmacy
  • The chance to win generous prizes in the BPSA’s prestigious sponsored competitions
  • An opportunity to network with fellow students, senior peers, sponsors, distinguished members of the profession and individuals in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Have the opportunity to travel the world through multiple international events or experiences such as the Student Exchange or Twinnet Programme
  • Get access to our multiple annual events, with opportunities to work on your soft skills, professional development and make a name for yourself in the profession
  • For Graduates, membership also provides you with free access to UKCPA

In addition to the above, joint membership with the RPS means undergraduate BPSA/RPS members can also access:

  • A free electronic copy of the latest Medicines, Ethics and Practice (MEP), a must have for every soon to be Pharmacist
  • Discounted or free entry into RPS events including the RPS Annual Conference
  • Access to ‘Pharmaceutical Journal’, ‘Clinical Pharmacist’ and ‘Tomorrow’s Pharmacist’ online and via the app
  • Discounts of at least 25% on all Pharmaceutical Press publications
  • Dedicated online student group, allowing you to network with other students wherever you are located
  • Access the Student Hub, with lots of resources to help with your learning

For any unanswered queries relating to BPSA graduate and undergraduate membership please email 

Associate Membership to The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

As the official student body of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, we encourage Pre-registration members to sign-up to RPS Associate membership. Associate membership for Pre-registration students requires a membership fee payable to the RPS.

RPS Associate Membership is available for Pre-registration Students at a charge, perks and resources for Pre-registration trainees include:

  • The post-nominal title: ARPharmS to demonstrate your commitment to the profession
  • A free copy of the latest BNF and BNFc and 50% off the following BNF
  • Digital and Hard copies of the Medicines, Ethics and Practice (MEP)
  • A free 30-day subscription to ONtrack
  • Access to the Pre-registration podcast
  • Confidential advice and support from the RPS One-to-One support team
  • Free Subscriptions to ‘Pharmaceutical Journal’ and ‘Tomorrow’s Pharmacist’




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