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RMS Diploma

We are committed to encouraging our members to improve and develop your skills. We believe qualifications play an important part in this.

The Diploma from the Royal Microscopical Society is attained via a flexible portfolio-based course of study that is designed by the candidate with the assistance of their line-manager, and with input from existing Fellows of the Society. This approach ensures that the study is both challenging and rewarding whilst fitting with, and complementing, the candidate's existing employment. The Diploma is only open to members of the RMS.

It is estimated that it will take around two years to successfully complete a project. During this time the candidate will increase their skills and enhance their understanding of microscopy by developing or optimising protocols or applications.
This qualification is suitable for those using microscopy or cytometry as part of their career and as such, is not suitable for PhD students.

Full details of what is entailed can be found in the RMS Diploma Study Guide.

Study for the RMS Diploma

Registering for the RMS Diploma Programme costs £195

All candidates have to attend a course as part of their study and this will incur an additional cost. A listing of RMS courses can be viewed on this page. Or you can take a look at all of our upcoming events.

The RMS Diploma Study Guide provides all the information to help you decide whether the qualification is right for you.

Download the RMS Diploma Study Guide


Download the RMS Diploma Study Proposal Form


Take a look at the projects undertaken by some of our previous RMS Diploma students.

Visit the Learning Zone at mmc2019 to find out more about the RMS Diploma, you also be able to speak to experts, learn something new, ask questions and develop your knowledge.