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Membership Grades

Whatever your level or experience, sector or discipline there is a membership grade for you.


MRS has designed its membership structure to be simple and accessible with a wide range of opportunities for individuals to progress through the grades during their career.

Member (MMRS) Certified (CMRS) Fellow (FMRS)

If you are starting out in your career or simply working within the research, insight, analytics and marketing sciences sector you are eligible to become a Member.

With no formal entry criteria it is open to all.

A discounted rate is available to those studying for an MRS Qualification or in Full-Time Education.

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Certified status is the professional membership grade of MRS, recognising both academic achievement and experience, with 10 available routes to membership.

If you have completed one of the following you may be eligible to join as a Certified Member today:

  • MRS Diploma
  • MRS Accredited Masters
  • A PhD that demonstrates research skills
  • MRS Fast Track
  • A solo authored paper to the International Journal of Market Research (IJMR) or an academic journal or equivalent rigour and standing (Peer Reviewed).

Alternatively you can join as a Member and progress through one of the upgrade paths with the MRS CPD Programme:

  • MRS Advanced Certificate, 3yrs+ experience and 1 year of CPD.
  • Undergraduate or Post Graduate Degree, 3yrs+ experience and up to 3 years of CPD.
  • MRS Advanced Qualitative Practitioner Award, 3yrs+ experience and 2 years of CPD.
  • MRS Certificate qualifications, 4 yrs+ experience and 4 years of CPD.
  • MRS Accredited Training Programme, 3yrs+ experience and 3 years of CPD.
  • Relevant Professional Qualification e.g. CIM, HND/HNC in relevant topic, Graduate Membership of British Psychological Society, 3yrs+ experience and 3 years of CPD.

Please note the MRS CPD programme is based upon 21 hours of learning per year. For more information about the MRS CPD programme and what is involved visit

By nomination only. You will need to have been a Certified Member for a minimum of five years and have made a significant contribution for at least ten years to market, social and opinion research, marketing sciences or analytics and/or to MRS

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