About BPS

Contact details

The British Psychological Society
St Andrews House
48 Princess Road East

Telephone: 0116 254 9568
Website: http://www.bps.org.uk


The British Psychological Society is the leading learned society and professional body in the UK for psychologists. Founded in 1901, the Society received its Royal Charter in 1965 and has a membership of 48,000. As the second largest psychological society worldwide, we have an international reputation for advancing the science and practice of psychology. This has been achieved via the wide range of activities we undertake. We set educational standards , offer advice and support to institutions on the quality of their degree courses, publish internationally renowned journals, our monthly in-house magazine, The Psychologist, books, and much more besides.

Our Chartered membership reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. It is our gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Qualified at a doctorate level, our Chartered Members are entitled to use the designation ‘CPsychol’ to reflect their standing within the profession. They are required to adhere to the Society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct and provide a whole range of services across the broad discipline of psychology. Many of our members provide advice and support to organisations on related matters such as occupational health, workplace design and ergonomics and wellbeing in the workplace.

To find more information about the Society and how our members can help you and your organisation, please visit our website at www.bps.org.uk.