Political Studies Association
Since 1950, the objectives of the PSA 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’. The PSA has meeting rooms available to hire, with discounted rates available to charities; for further details please click here.
We organise events throughout the year and 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.
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.
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.
The PSA also provides 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.
The PSA arranges 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.
The PSA also commissions 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.