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From 4pm on Friday 9 November until Monday 19 November we will be updating parts of our website. This means we won’t be able to accept any member applications while we make changes to the site. Applications will reopen on Monday 19 November. If you have any queries regarding membership during this period, please email or call 020 7470 4800.


If you need to make any changes to your membership account during this period, please email or call 020 7470 4800 for assistance. Additionally, if you would like to make any changes to your Physmail account, please make them before 5pm on Friday 9 November.

Our membership is inclusive and equal for all physicists. As an IOP member, you can be part of a community of professionals working together to support each other and promote physics in society.

We can support your professional development throughout your career, and provide a clear pathway to progress through each category of membership.

Associate Member

Our Associate Member category is for undergraduates, apprentices and trainees, and for professionals with an interest or experience in physics but who might not have the experience or knowledge to allow them to apply for Member.


Our Member category is for anyone with a degree in physics or a related subject, or who has equivalent experience and knowledge of physics gained in the workplace.


Fellowship is the highest level of membership attainable within the IOP and is for those with a degree in physics or related subject (or equivalent knowledge gained in the workplace) and who have made a significant impact on their sector.

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Discuss your membership with us by emailing or phoning 020 7470 4800.

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