UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


Prizes for Masters students

This page provides information on prizes award for outstanding student work at the MSc level. These are department-level prizes. Our Faculty offers other prizes, and we enthusiastically put students forward when suitable. Prizes for undergraduates are listed here (link).

Recognizing Outstanding Work

STS offers three prizes in our MSc programme. Sometimes, these are awarded jointly.

Postgraduate-taught level Criteria Amount
STS Kathleen Lonsdale Prize Top overall performance in each STS postgraduate taught degree 2x£100
STS Best Dissertation (MSc) Top scoring dissertation or research project in each degree (HPSCGA99 or HPSCGA98), judged by the 80% project report or dissertation, not the full module mark 2x£100
STS Alumni Prize Outstanding contributions to the life of the department up to 2x£50

(If you'd like to fund a prize, please contact the Head of Department.)

STS Kathleen Lonsdale Prize 

2016: jointly Gregory Bridgman and Brian Kantor, who excelled across both the taught and research components of their degrees.
2015: Hannah Wills
2014: Edward Bankes
2013: Vi Le

STS Best Dissertation Prize

2016: Brian Kantor, ‘Performing “the Authoritative Account”: How the BBC’s Horizon Produces Knowledge.
2016: Emma O’Sullivan, ‘Who’s In and Who’s Out: The State of the Field of the UK Maker Movement’.
2016: Mathis Overkamp, ‘Concepts of the Gene and Precision Medicine: Exercises in Making Nature Intelligible’.
2015: Peter Lincoln: 'Identity, Patronage and Civic Pride: Science in Ipswich, 1841-1861'.
2014: Edward Bankes: 'Oh, well, with a name like "Miss Information" she must know something: Getting the Science Wrong in South Park'.
2013: Vi Le: ’Sowing Seeds in Wittgenstein’s Soil: The Creation of a Philosophical Genius by Bertrand Russell and the Vienna Circle”
2013: Joshua Bowers: ‘Technological expectations and military acquisition'
2013: Adrian Deen: “AIDS Is An Equal Opportunity Disease”: A Visual and Textual Analysis of Racial Codes and Stereotypes in US AIDS Campaign Posters

STS Alumni Prize

A prize of £100 for outstanding contributions to the academic life of the department.

Prizewinners pre-2014


Some dissertations have led to publication in professional journals and elsewhere. For instance: