Welcome to the Political Studies Association 

Since 1950, the objectives of our Association have been ‘to promote the development of political studies and to encourage education and the advancement of learning in the art and science of government and in other branches of the political sciences’.

Governance

Board of trustees
Staff
Legal documents
Vacancies
Shaping the future: Equality & diversity

Programmes and member benefits

Events
The PSA organises events across the UK including our annual international conference, which typically attracts some 600-700 participants, and events for the general public such as our British Library lecture series.
Publications
With our publishing partner SAGE we produce four of the leading journals in political science all of which are available to those choosing individual academic membership.
News and Analysis
Short accessible pieces on topics of current interest including blogs, links to news articles written by PSA members and digital material such as lectures and podcasts
Specialist groups
The PSA’s membership contains academic expertise in all areas of our discipline and we want to be able to share that knowledge both with other scholars and with a wider audience including policy makers and the media.
Opportunities
Focused events, training and development opportunities and access to funding. We are committed to developing the next generation of political scientists and some of these are specifically for doctoral students and early career staff through our early career network including travel grants and support to attend our conference.
Schools
Events and resources for schools both to support A-level teachers and those students either studying A-level politics or thinking of taking a politics degree.