Upgrade to be a Certified Member, the professional membership grade recognising both academic achievement and experience.

If you are currently a Member of MRS and are looking to upgrade your membership to Certified Member, there are 10 available paths dependent upon your experience and academic achievements, as follows:

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

A further 6 routes are through the MRS CPD programme:

  Route 5 Route 6 Route 7 Route 8 Route 9 Route 10
Qualification MRS Advanced Certificate Under or Post Graduate Degree MRS Advanced Qualitative Practitioner Award MRS Certificate Qualifications:
  • MRS Cert in Qual Res
  • MRS Cert
  • MRS Cert in Int Skills
MRS Accredited Training Programme Relevant Professional Qual e.g. CIM, HND/HNC in relevant topic, Graduate M’Ship of British Psychological Society
No of years experience in a research related role 3 yrs + 3 yrs + 3 yrs + 4 yrs + 3 yrs + 3 yrs +
No of years consecutive CPD in addition to achieving Qualification 1 yr 3 yrs – U/Graduate
2 yrs – P/Graduate
1 yr 4 yrs 3 yrs 3 yrs

You can register for CPD free of charge as part of your Membership, to find out more about CPD and how to register click here.

Alternatively you can apply to the MRS Fast Track Scheme as a route to join as a Certified Member if you have at least seven years’ research-related experience at a senior level. To find out more and apply to the Fast Track Scheme click here.

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