Join Socrel

Socrel, the Sociology of Religion BSA Study Group, is a successful, internationally recognised study group with a 40 year history of engaging events, and high quality research. We bring together specialists and non-specialists in contemporary religious issues to increase the profile of the Sociology of Religion within Sociology. There are many reasons to join Socrel. Founded in 1975, Socrel has grown to become the second largest discipline study group within the British Sociological Association (BSA). Membership enables you to join a large community of academics in the field of contemporary religion and the sociology of religion. It also brings a number of direct benefits, including:

  • Discounted rates at study days, symposiums and annual conference.
  • Distribution access to e-mail listserve.
  • Members’ Online Directory.
  • Voting rights.
  • Opportunity to apply for funding to support presentation at an event or training.
  • Postgraduate and Early Career support.
  • Postgraduate essay competition.
  • Conference bursary competition for postgraduate, early career scholar and unwaged members.

To join the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group (Socrel), please click here

Membership rates

BSA Member (Free)
Subscription period: 1 year from January to December; renewal notices are sent out on November 1st.
If you are already a fully paid up member of the British Sociological Association, membership of the Study Group is free, but you do still have to register from this site in order to become a member of Socrel as well. When registering, please give us your BSA membership number, and please do let us know if you cease to be a BSA member.

Standard Membership (£30.00)
Subscription period: 1 year, from January to December; Renewal notices are sent out on November 1st.

PG/ low income/ retired/RE teachers and FE lecturers (£15.00)
Subscription period: 1 year, from January to December. Renewal notices are sent out on: November 1st.
There is a reduced rate for postgraduate students; those on low incomes; and retired people.

It is very easy to pay online by credit or debit card.