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Postgraduate Fellowship

Join as a Postgraduate and be part of the geographical research community.

Why should I join?

As a Postgraduate Fellow of the RGS-IBG, you can use your membership for discounts on courses and conferences, networking through our research groups, and exchanging ideas through our postgraduate forum.

Benefits include:

  • Free online access to our academic journals - Transactions, Area, and The Geographical Journal, and the guides Publishing in Geography and Communicating in Research
  • Regular email updates with information on geography in Higher Education
  • Expert advice on planning fieldwork and expeditions
  • Membership of the Postgraduate Forum
  • Participation in a choice of 28 research groups
  • Unlimited use of the Foyle Reading Room and our library of maps, books, guides and have unrivalled access to our historic Collections
  • Attend our London and regional lectures, and use of Members' Room
  • Attend and vote at the Society's AGM

Apply now

Simply complete an application form, and return your payment and CV to the Membership Office at RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.


  • Annual membership costs from £29 (with no joining fee) and runs for 12 months.


To be elected as a Postgraduate Fellow you must:

  • Be a registered postgraduate student in geography or an allied subject at a University;
  • Have your postgraduate status confirmed by a University authority approved by the Society's Council;
  • Have a sufficient involvement in geography or an allied subject through training, profession, research, publications or other work of a similar nature, as evidenced in your CV.

For advice on being proposed as a Postgraduate Fellow please telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3080.

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