PSA Communities

Specialist groups

The PSA has a network of over forty specialist groups, providing a research focus for all members; and covering all fields of political science that are dedicated to the promotion of quality research within the profession. For a full listing of all our specialist groups, click here.

For forthcoming specialist group events, click here.

How to form a specialist group

Website User Guide

Specialist group funding presentation

Graduate Network

All postgraduates can join the Political Studies Association at a reduced rate, which includes free Graduate Network membership. The Graduate Network exists to promote links between postgraduate politics students throughout the UK, via workshops, conferences, and travel grants for enhanced networking opportunities, as well as access to all the latest developments in the field. 


The PSA is working ever closer with schools to help students engage with the subject and understand the benefits of a politics degree. The PSA aims to help ensure that politics taught in our schools stimulates curiosity about the subject, fostering a desire and a determination to study the subject at undergraduate level. In our schools' section we provide the tools to help teachers in their work and pupils develop their passion for the subject. When a teacher joins the PSA the school benefits from the full range of services that we offer. 

Quantitative Methods Network

Formed in 2013, the PSA Quantitative Methods Network was established to support and develop quantitative methods teaching and research in politics. Contact the Network lead officer, Stephen Fisher (University of Oxford) for more information.