Our Aims and Objectives
We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issuesFind Out More
DSA is a friendly, inclusive organisation and we welcome anyone with an interest in development studies to join us
You may join as an individual, or as an institution.
As part of our community, all members benefit from:
We’re proud to have built a network of leading development studies institutions from across the UK. University departments, think-tanks, NGOs, consultancies and publishers are welcome to join us as institutional members. As well as the benefits above, our institutional members have access to:
After many years without any increases, the DSA will be making a small increase to its membership fees this coming year (2022/23). The fees have not changed since 2016, while costs have continued to rise, so there will be a small rise to cover inflation. Fees are still much lower than equivalent organisations, and offer excellent value for money. Membership fees are:
The DSA offers publishers with development studies related publications the opportunity to advertise their publications via the DSA website. Publisher members may avail of discounted exhibition rates at the annual conference. Membership costs £950 per year.
The institutional fees are based on size.
Joining the DSA is easy
For individual membership, complete the application form and we will send an invoice for your fees (if applicable). Membership runs for one year from 1st February.
If you’d like to join as an institution, please contact us to talk through the options.