Our Associate membership is for those with qualifications ranging from Level 2 to an ordinary degree

As an Associate member, you're likely to be starting your career in biomedical science with a qualification ranging from GCSE or City and Guild Level 2 to an ordinary non-Honours degree. We will support your professional development and help you develop your skills, experience and knowledge of biomedical science, to give you the tools to enhance your career.  

Benefits of becoming an IBMS Associate

Expand your knowledge with:
Professional recognition:
Develop your skills with:
Support includes:
Connect with biomedical science professionals:

Find out more about the benefits of joining the IBMS here. 


Who can join?

To become an Associate of the IBMS you must:

  • be working in biomedical science, and
  • hold a qualification ranging from Level 2 (GCSE, City and Guild Level 2) to an ordinary (non-honours) degree, or 
  • hold UK NARIC confirmed undergraduate qualification that is not equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or 
  • be interested in biomedical science but not studying or working in biomedical science

To find out more about renewing or upgrading your membership visit our FAQ page.    


How to join

Download and complete an IBMS Membership Application form

Send to along with:

  • copies of relevant qualifications certificates, and
  • payment 

You can also send your application by post to: Membership, IBMS, 12 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL.

For more information on joining the IBMS visit our FAQ page. 


Case study

Knowing that I am part of an institute which helps uphold the highest ethical and professional standards for all its members, gives me motivation and determination to excel in my field. 

Being part of a community has enhanced my network, giving me the opportunity to join various groups, providing a sense of security and trust. This gives an ability to help one another to reach professional goals.

Mohammad Choudry
Associate member