About us

The Political Studies Association exists to develop and promote the study of politics. Founded in 1950, we are the leading association in our field in the United Kingdom, with an international membership including academics in political science and current affairs, theorists and practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and students in higher education. 

Membership of the Political Studies Association is open to everyone interested in the study of politics. For more information, see our members' pages.

The PSA is actively engaged in promoting the study of politics and arranges events throughout the UK. For more information, see our events' pages

The 2016 Trustees' Report presents our financial information for the last year..  

In January 2017 the PSA established an Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee which will be continuing the work of the Equality and Diversity Working Group to make the Association more accessible to people from across the social spectrum. 

Read our Strategic Plan 2017 - 2027.