Marine biology as a profession needs a unified, clear and independent voice speaking on behalf of its community; we represent marine biology research and the marine environment on all levels.

Members of the MBA are 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, Professional Membership to the MBA gets you these exclusive benefits:

All for just £45!  The Professional category is open to individuals who are practising marine biologists and graduates of marine biology or related disciplines, or who have gained an equivalent standing through their career 

All Professional Members receive an MBA lapel pin from the range of gifts exclusive to our senior categories.

Add a Certificate of Membership to cement your professional standing as a marine biologist from as little as £2!

The certificate is printed on high quality card, features an embossed silver seal, the MBA Coat of Arms and is signed by the Director.


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Notice: Association activities remain mostly unaffected by the current corona virus outbreak and we are able to continue welcoming new and servicing existing Members with minimal levels of disruption. However, please allow up to a week for confirmation of your membership. We are keeping our Members informed of any inevitable disruption. If you wish to contact us during this time, please email Thank you for your support of the Association.


For more details please contact: 

Membership Office

The Marine Biological Association

Citadel Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PB, UK


Phone: +44 (0)1752 426493 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm)