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Application Options

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Membership Grades

The following is a list of the membership grades offered by this institution.

Postgraduate/Associate Member (AMInstP)

Associate Membership is for those who have recently obtained a first degree in the physical sciences, or engineering, or a cognate subject. Postgraduate is for those who are going on to undertake a PhD or further academic study.


Member (MInstP)

Membership is suitable for those with at least three years' post-degree experience during which professional skills have been acquired.


Fellow (FInstP)

Fellowship indicates a very high level of achievement in physics and an outstanding contribution to the profession.


Chartered Status

The following is a list of the chartered statuses offered by this institution.

Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Chartered Engineers are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change.


Chartered Physicist (CPhys)

The title Chartered Physicist is exclusive to the Institute of Physics.

It represents the highest standards of professionalism, up-to-date expertise, quality and safety, and for capacity to undertake independent practice and exercise leadership. As well as competence, the title denotes commitment to keep pace with advancing knowledge and with the increasing expectations and requirements for which any profession must take responsibility.

Chartered status is the aspiration of members engaged at the leading edge of all fields of physics and its applications.