Full Membership

What is full membership?

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For individuals who have achieved the professional experience comparable with chartered status in other professions. An individual holding a PhD would have cumulated at minimum of two years of professional work, either in, or closely related to, environmental science. More experience is required for those holding Masters or Bachelors.

Is it for me?

Full membership is a professional designation for those working in the field of environmental science, which confers that you have reached a certain standard within your career. As a Full Member you will receive our journal four times a year and our monthly e-newsletter. You will have exclusive access to the Members area on our website, with news, jobs and events.

What's next for my career?

As a Full Member of the IES, you can apply for Chartered Scientist and/or Chartered Environmentalist. We will support your career goals by helping you with CPD, creating networking opportunities and supporting you in making the right career decisions.

Full Membership examples

Typically a member will have:*

Academic Experience Relevant Yrs Work Experience  
Relevant PhD 2+
Relevant Masters Degree 5+
Relevant Bachelors Degree 6+

*Please note these are example scenarios, your membership grade will depend on your unique combination of experience.

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For applying for Full or Associate Membership of the IES.

Full membership costs

One-off application fee £25
Annual fee £125
Retired rate £38
Unemployed rate £31.25

Full members can apply for:

Member profile

Laurie was an Associate Director and Leader of the Environmental Assessment Team at Arup Environmental in London. Responsible for developing EIA and related business within the Environmental Group, he is closely involved in developing Arup's services in sustainability appraisal. He retired...


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Who to contact

Lisa Abbott

Office Administrator