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Other pension schemes

Members working in further or higher education in England and Wales will normally be in either the Teachers' Pension Scheme or the Universities Superannuation Scheme. However some members in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and those in other sectors, may be invited to join another scheme as applicable to their post.

Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme (STPS)

The scheme covers academic staff in the post-92 sector in Scotland and some of those transferred to other universities on merger.

Northern Ireland Teachers' Pension Scheme

Information on the Northern Ireland Teachers' Pension Scheme (NITPS).

Local Government Pension Schemes

The LGPS is administered locally by 86 local pension funds in England and Wales.

Medical Research Council Pension Scheme

This covers staff appointed to work for the Medical Research Council; it is similar to TPS, but is a funded scheme and has member-nominated trustees.