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The Annual Subscription fee is £150 (from 1 January 2016 - 31 March 2018)

This fee applies to all grades of membership – Member, Certified and Fellow.

Please note: from the 1 April 2018 membership fees will increase by 3% to £154.50 per annum

New applicants – joining fee

New applicants for membership are required to pay a joining fee to cover the sign-up process along with their first year’s annual subscription.

Annual subscription fee £150 + joining fee £35.50* = £185.50 (first year only)

From the 1 April the total fees will be subscription fee £154.50 + join fee £35.50 = £190 total for first year.

Your membership fee is fully tax deductable.

Direct Debit – 10% off

Pay by  direct debit to benefit from a 10% discount on your membership fee. To get set up talk to the Membership Team on +44 (0)20 7566 1820 or On payment you will be issued a receipt by email each year one your payment has been processed.

* As new applicants are required to pay the Joining Fee as a one off up-front payment, it is not possible to this by Direct Debit.

Discounted Annual Subscriptions

Qualification candidates

Candidates enrolled on an MRS Qualification programme, who can provide supporting evidence with their application confirming their enrolment, are eligible for 50% off the membership fee.

£75 for the first year only (no joining fee)

Full time students

Students in full time education (with a period of 6 months or more remaining on their full time programme of study), who can provide supporting evidence with their application confirming their enrolment.

£30 (no joining fee)


Members of MRS who are:

  • Aged 65 years or over who have been a fully paid-up member for at least 3 consecutive years
  • Not in receipt of an income from research, insight, analytics, marketing science or related activities



MRS does offer discounted rates for Unemployment, Long Term Sickness and Maternity. Please contact the Membership Team on 020 7566 1820 for eligibility criteria.

Making payment

MRS is unable to issue an invoice for Membership Fees.

  • You can apply online and make payment by Visa, Mastercard or Debit Card (excluding AMEX)
  • You can apply by downloading the application form and payment can be made by cheque or banker's draft made payable to 'The Market Research Society' (not 'MRS') or by Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Debit card**.

**For security reasons please do not email your card details to us. If you are paying by card please post or fax the form - or phone us to make payment.

Terms and Conditions

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