UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


Postgraduates Modules (prefix HPSC)

The STS Postgraduate Module Catalogue 2017-18 (pdf) describes HPSC modules offered by UCL Science and Technology Studies (STS) for the 2017-18 session. This should be your first destination when choosing your modules.

Syllabus library

What does a module require? STS preserves an archive of documents for our modules. Use these as a guide for the scope and purpose of the module. Please be aware that tutors often change syllabi, adapting them to new information and responding to student feedback.

Module Code
Title 2017-18 Archive
HPSCGA01 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA20 Science and Medicine across Medieval Worlds
2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA21 Science in the Eighteenth Century NOOCS 2016-17
HPSCGA22 Early Modern Science 2017-18 NOOCS
HPSCGA23 Science, Art, and Philosophy NOOCS 2016-17
HPSCGA24 Science in the Nineteenth Century 2017-18 2015-16
HPSCGA25 Science in Antiquity 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA26 Models and Facts in Science NOOCS NOOCS
HPSCGA27 Causality, Mechanism and Evidence in Science NOOCS 2016-17
HPSCGA28 Knowledge, Explanation and Classification in Science 2017-18 2014-15
HPSCGA29 Disease in History NOOCS  
HPSCGA39 Special Topics Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science 2017-18 Perspectives on Social Epistemology 2016-17
Topics vary with each offer
HPSCGA40 Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA41 STS Perspectives on Security and War 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA42 Sociology of Science and Technology   2016-17
HPSCGA43 Curating Science and Technology 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA44 Science, Media and Culture 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA45 Science Journalism 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA46 Social Justice, Identity, and Science NOOCS  2015-16
HPSCGA47 Responsible Science and Innovation 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA48 Engaging the Public with Science 2017-18 2014-15
HPSCGA49 Science Policy in the Era of Risk and Uncertainty 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA50 Political Economy of Science 2017-18 2016-17
HPSCGA59 Special Topics Seminar in Science, Technology and Society  2017-18
Research Methods and Data Analysis in Science and Technology Studies
Topics vary with each offer
HPSCGA98 Dissertation (60 credits) 2017-18 2016-17
  Modules delivered for other PGT programmes    
NANOGC05 Nanotechnology and Society 2017-18 2016-17

Fine print

  1. STS taught post-graduate modules use the prefix "HPSCGA".  
  2. HPSCGA modules are available only to students enrolled in postgraduate programmes, such as taught Master's programmes. MPhil-PhD students may be given permission to attend, at the tutor's discretion. STS students interested in modules offered by other departments should examine our Elective Modules information.
  3. STS uses UCL Common Timetable for room booking and timetabling. Because this information can change, it is not included on module syllabi.