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, Professional Members receive a lapel pin and access to these exclusive benefits.



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.   Please therefore submit details of your qualifications or professional standing together with your application for this category.



£45.00 (direct debit discount £5)

Add a Certificate of Membership to cement your professional standing as a marine biologist from as little as £2! Please contact the Membership Team directly as we are unable to automatically add it to your order at this time (we are working on it!)

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


How to join

Simply complete your details below and press submit to proceed to payment or email the Membership Secretary to request a printable application form or a direct debit form.

If you would like to join our Expert Database, please download and fill in the Expertise Form and return to us using the details below.

File MBA Member Expertise Form

Following payment you should receive an automated acknowledgement and thank-you email from the Membership office.  If this is not received, please contact us:


For more details please contact: 

Membership Office
The Marine Biological Association
Citadel Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PB, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1752 426331 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm)
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