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.

The BSA membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

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:

Membership Category

Sub-Category

Annual Rate

Full Membership

Waged

Based in the UK

£127

Based in a country on list A

£150

Based in a country on list B

£79

Unwaged

Based in the UK

 

£60

Based in any country outside UK

£79

Full Time Student/ECR* Membership

 

Based in the UK

£60

Based in a country on list A

£79

Based in a country on list B

£79

Retired Membership

Based in the UK

£60

Based in a country on list A

£79

Based in a country on list B

£79

Teacher Membership

(Available only to Teacher’s in Schools and Further Education Colleges)

Based in the UK

£60

Based in a country on list A

£79

Based in a country on list B

£79


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.