Being a member of the MBA means you're part of a dynamic and dedicated community working to promote research into all aspects of life in the sea. As well as supporting our work, membership also gets you these exclusive benefits.



Membership is available to all students* registered in full time University education, including PhD studies.

*Young people below the age of 18 wishing to join the Association should apply for Young Marine Biologist Membership.



Student Membership is only £25.00 per year with a significantly discounted add-on option for online Journal subscription.


How to join

Simply fill in the online form below or email the Membership Secretary to request a printable form.

For more details please contact: 

Membership Secretary
The Marine Biological Association
Citadel Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PB, UK

Your Membership
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