Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution and how we are run

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Meet our Council members and other stuff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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How to pay your subscriptions


The DSA prefers you to pay by direct debit. Set up a direct debit to pay this year and future year’s subs below. You will receive various confirmation emails as we proceed to debit the first subscription. In subsequent years, you will be contacted ahead of debiting your account, as per our legal obligation.

(‘M’ followed by digits)


You may pay online using your credit card using Stripe or PayPal. For PayPal you can pay from an existing account if you have one. Please check your invoice, and enter your invoice number (the first part resembling M12345) and amount owing below, then click Pay Now.

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(‘M’ followed by digits)


UK members may prefer to pay by transfer:
CAFCASH Ltd, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4TA
Sort code: 405240
Acct no: 00010003
Acct name: DSA

Please ensure/request that the first part of your bank’s entry/reference against this payment is your full name – failure to do so may mean that that we will be unable to establish who has made the payment. Please email membershipadmin(AT)devstud.org.uk on making such a transfer.


Bank transfers from within Europe should be sent as follows:

Beneficiary IBAN: GB33CAFB 4052 4000 0100 03
Beneficiary Account name: DSA
Currency: GBP

Bank transfers from beyond Europe must be sent via an intermediary bank, HSBC.  The details are as follows:

Correspondent Bank: HSBC, City Corporate Banking Centre, 60 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4TR
Correspondent SWIFT/BIC: MIDLGB22XXX
Correspondent IBAN: GB48MIDL 4005 307 2138 549
Beneficiary IBAN: GB33CAFB 4052 4000 0100 03
Beneficiary Account name: DSA

Enter into Field 72 (or somewhere on funds transfer form – this is very important otherwise payment is sent straight back to remitter):
For Credit to: Development Studies Association, CAF Bank Account Number: 00010003

Refunds information

If you are unhappy with the service you are provided as a DSA member, you do have the right to cancel your membership and request a refund. Each request will be considered on its merits, and in line with The Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, and where appropriate a full refund will be given.
Refunds should be requested by email to membershipadmin(at)devstud.org.uk, within 14 days of your payment..
If you receive no response to that email address, then our postal address is DSA, c/o 23 Linton Road, Hove, BN3 5HF, UK.
Tel: +44 7866 425805