Become an MRS member to demonstrate your commitment to research excellence and elevate your professional status.

The grade of MRS Member (MMRS) is designed for professionals working with the research, insight, analytics or marketing sciences. With no formal entry criteria this grade is open to all professionals and is the ideal starting place before moving onto Certified Member.

Becoming a Member demonstrates that you abide by the MRS Code of Conduct – the sector’s benchmark of excellence. It also enables you to be an expert in your organisation with the extra knowhow that comes from FREE events, webinars, e-books, online Research Hub and the award-winning magazine Impact.

Starting out in research?

You can be part of &more – the network for young researchers keen to make their mark in the sector. It’s free and brings a wealth of events, free socials, information and celebratory fun.

Studying for a qualification? 

A discounted rate is available if you are studying for an MRS Qualification or in full-time education. If you have 6 months or more remaining on your programme you qualify for a 50% discount on membership

Next steps

To join please follow this link or talk with the team on +44(0)20 7566 1820 who will guide you through the application process.

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Upgrade to Certified Member to demonstrate your commitment to research excellence and verify your professional status.

Certified status is the higher professional grade of membership. This senior grade recognises your academic achievements as well as career experience. It is suitable for senior practitioners who have progressed to a leadership level in research, insight or analytics.

Attaining this grade enables you to all the benefits of professional membership as well the elevated status of being a Certified Member – you also get access to the peer-reviewed journal IJMR.

Being a Certified Member also benefits your organisation too – with your senior grade of membership your organisation can apply for Company Partner accreditation.

How to qualify for Certified member?

There are 10 routes to qualify for this senior grade – if you have completed one of the following you may be eligible to be a Certified Member:

  • MRS Diploma
  • MRS Accredited Masters
  • A PhD that demonstrates research skills
  • MRS Fast Track
  • A solo authored paper in IJMR (or an academic journal or equivalent standing).

Alternatively you can join as a Member and progress through one of the upgrade paths within our 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 qualification, 4yrs+ 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, Membership of British Psychological Society, 3yrs+ experience and 3 years of CPD.

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

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Fast Track Scheme

If you have at least seven years’ research-related experience at a senior level you can apply to upgarde to 'Certified Member' status.

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Fellowship of MRS recognises your senior professional status and contribution to the sector.

Fellowship of MRS is the most prestigious grade of membership. Fellowship is awarded after an assessment made by the Fellows Board , which comprises past Chairs of MRS. Fellows are nominated and then personally invited to be assessed for this grade. New Fellows are announced and invited to attend the Excellence Lunch in June each year.

Attaining the grade of Fellow gives you all the benefits of professional membership as well as being recognised for the elevated status of Fellow. You also get receive the peer-reviewed journal IJMR. Fellows represent the sector at a senior level ensuring the profession’s continuing relevance to business and society. 

Nominations

Nominations for MRS Fellowship can be made throughout the year. However, as the Fellows Board meet in March, nominations and supporting documentation should be submitted by 1 March 2019.

Nominations should be submitted by writing (under ‘Strictly Confidential’ cover) to:

Debrah Harding
Managing Director
MRS
The Old Trading House
15 Northburgh Street
London EC1V 0JR

Criteria

The criteria used to assess eligibility for MRS Fellowship include:

  • Nominee must be in Certified Membership for not less than five consecutive years. (including any period as a “Full Member” prior to the re-designation of this category of membership).
  • Senior employment where market, social or opinion research, insight, marketing sciences or analytics played a major part.
  • Published work or given lectures which led to greater understanding of market research techniques, solutions, etc.
  • Long-term significant contribution to MRS e.g. as a committee member or officer, active in training or education, etc.
  • Significant contribution to market, social or opinion research, insight, marketing sciences or analytics through involvement with other professional bodies or associations.
Further information

Criteria for Fellowship 

Guidance for Nominees on Information Needed in the Submission for Fellowship

Alternatively details can be obtained from Debrah Harding’s office, telephone +44 (0)20 7566 1802, email: lynn.thralewest@mrs.org.uk

MRS Fellows

See a full list MRS Fellows and Patrons.

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