UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy, located in the heart of London. Founded in 1921. Award winning for teaching and research, plus for our public engagement programme. Rated as outstanding by students at every level.

At UCL, the academic mission is paramount. Our ambition is to achieve the highest standards in our teaching and research.

Join us for BSc, MSc, and PhD study.

Staff books include:

Morris 2013


2015-16 Session

STS student handbook
UCL Portico
UCL Timetable


More information

Referring students of concern
A-Z directory


STS personal tutors

HPSC syllabus library

Links here connect to HPSC module syllabus - these are general plans for the modules - and links to the UCL common timetable. The most recent syllabus is provided here. Syllabi for the upcoming session are posted when supplied by the module tutor.

Look into our modules

2015-16 session modules open to all UCL students

HPSC BSc modules (pdf)
HPSC MSc modules (pdf)

HPSC module title 2015-16 archive timetable
HPSC1001 History of Science: Antiquity to Enlightenment
2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC1003 Philosophy of Science 1
2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC1004 Science Policy 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC1007 Investigating Science and Society
2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC1008 Science Communication and Public Engagement 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC1010 Revealing Science
2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC1011 History of Modern Science 2015-16 2014-15 link
Investigating History and Philosophy of Science 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC2000 Level 2 Modules 2015-16 archive timetable
HPSC2001 Policy Issues in the Life Sciences 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC2002 Science in Popular Culture 2015-16 2013-14 link
HPSC2003 Philosophy of Science 2
2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC2004 Magic to Science noo* see HPSC2012 formerly HPSC3014
HPSC2006 Science and Ethics 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC2008 Human Sciences in Society 2015-16 2013-14 link
HPSC2010 Historiography of Science noo* new! link
HPSC2012 Science and Religion 2015-16 2013-14 link
HPSC2013 Evolution in Science and Culture 2015-16 2013-14 formerly HPSC3027
HPSC2014 Science Policy Issues in Global Perspective
noo* 2013-14 link

STS in Practice

HPSC2017A is Term 1 only

HPSC2017B is Term 2 only

2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC2023 Sociology of Science and Technology 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC2024 Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science  noo* n/a n/a
HPSC2025 Special Topics in Science and Society noo* n/a n/a
HPSC2026 Science and Empire noo* 2014-15 link
HPSC2027 Engaging the Public with Science 2015-16 new! link
HPSC2028 Thinking About Technology noo* 2014-15 link
HPSC2029 Applied Medicine and Society 2015-16 new! link
HPSC3000 Level 3 Modules 2015-16 archive timetable
HPSC3002 Science, Warfare and Peace noo* 2012-13 link
HPSC3003 Communication of Scientific Ideas 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC3004 Dissertation website


HPSC3009 Publishing in Science noo*


HPSC3011 Science Writing noo* new!


HPSC3012 Science in the Twentieth Century noo* n/a link
HPSC3014 Science in the Age of Newton 2015-16 new! link
HPSC3015 History of Astronomy and Cosmology noo* 2014-15 link
HPSC3020 Philosophy of Natural Sciences
noo* 2014-15 link
HPSC3022 Research-led History and Philosophy of Science noo* n/a link
HPSC3024 Research-led Science and Technology Studies noo* n/a link
HPSC3026 Research Project 2015-16 website  n/a
HPSC3028 Philosophy of Medicine
2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC3029 History of Medicine 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC3030 Science and Global History noo* n/a link
HPSC3032 Investigating Contemporary Science noo* 2013-14 link
HPSC3033 Communicating Science in Digital Environments
noo* 2014-15 link
Science, Art and Philosophy
2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC3035 Major Internship  noo*


HPSC3036 Governing Emerging Technologies 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC3040 Science, Politics and the State in Russia and the Soviet Union noo* 2014-15 link
HPSC3041 Disease in History 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC3042 Madness and Society noo* n/a link
HPSC3043 Medicine and Modern Society noo* n/a link
HPSC3044 Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences noo* n/a link
HPSC3045 Philosophy of Information 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC3046 Science and Film Production 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC3048 Science in the Ancient World noo* n/a link
HPSC3049 Sleep and Dreaming 2015-16 2014-15 link
HPSC3050 Science in Nineteenth-Century London noo* 2014-15 link
HPSC3051 Zoos in Science and Culture noo* n/a link
HPSC3052 Nature, Technology, and the Environment 2015-16 new! link
HPSC3053 Globalization in Theory and Practice (fomrerly HPSC2016)
noo* 2014-15 link
HPSC3054 Philosophy of Social Science noo* n/a link
HPSC3055 Philosophy of Biological Sciences noo* n/a link
BASC module title 2015-16 archive timetable
BASC1002 Interdisciplinary Research Methods 2015-16 link link
BASC2012 Science Meets Religion in 21stC 2015-16 link link
MAPS module title  2015-16 archive timetable 
MAPS2001 Science Communication and Computing 2015-16 Moodle link

 *noo - not on offer in the current session

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