Membership Categories & Rates

At the BSA, we recognise that we attract a diverse range of individuals and therefore have tailored our membership options to suit individual circumstances. Membership fees are subsidised by the income made by the Association elsewhere in publication and event activities.

At the BSA we have different categories of membership available based on country of residence and whether an individual is employed, in education or retired. Please note, higher fees for those based outside of the UK are applied in order to cover postage costs to international destinations.

Below is a table to help you determine which category of membership an individual would be eligible for:

2020 Membership Year 

Membership Category

Country for postal correspondence*

UK

Category A Country

Category B Country

Full Membership

Waged

£130

£154

£81

Unwaged

£62

£81

£81

Full-time student or Early Career Researcher**

£62

£81

£81

Retired

£62

£81

£81

Teacher (Available to teachers in schools and FE Colleges)

£62

£81

£81

 

2021 Membership Year 

Membership Category

Country for postal correspondence*

UK

Category A Country

Category B Country

Full Membership

Waged

£132

£150

£81

Unwaged

£63

£81

£81

Full-time student or Early Career Researcher**

£63

£81

£81

Retired

£63

£81

£81

Teacher (Available to teachers in schools and FE Colleges)

£63

£81

£81


Category lists (list A and B) are based on World Bank GNI figures and roughly match those used by the ISA, who similarly differentiate by country of residence.

*Please note an Early Career Researcher (ECR) is defined as being within three years of graduation, not in permanent work and registered on the BSA PhD List.