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The Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL 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.
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Here is a sample of some of the careers graduates from our London Centre programmes have followed:
- doctoral studies: Imperial College, UCL, Kent, Berkeley, Birkbeck, Cambridge, Durham, Harvard, Kings, Leeds, Queen Mary, Seoul National University, Princeton, Sussex (SPRU); topics include history of science, technology, and medicine, science policy, anthropology, theology, philosophy, etc.
- postdoctoral research: UCL, Lancaster
- university lecturer and tenure-track positions
- political activism
- theatre and script writing
- business career
- civil service
- family business
- IT for Sainsbury's
- job in computing
- National Maritime Museum
- The Science Museum
- freelance designer
- freelance editing
- freelance script writer
- financial consultant
- AAAS fellowship
- physics teacher (6th form)
- Royal Society public programmes officer
- English Heritage
- Science Museum
- teaching science in school
- TEFL teacher
- working for a company in China
- working for charities
- arts teaching
- logistics manager
Our programme provides essential training and study for students wishing to pursue PhD study in several fields, and also provides appropriate training and qualifications sought by individuals pursuing careers in areas such as education, museum and archival curatorship, or administration and policy-making in science, engineering and health care. Past experience has also shown that there is demand for a good taught master's programme from scientists, engineers and medical professionals who wish to gain a greater critical insight into their own fields, and an understanding of the historical and social contexts of their work.
Some students go on to PhD degrees and also to develop careers in many other related fields, including museum work. Admission to a PhD Programme in one of the three component units of the London Centre usually requires that students have performed well in an appropriate Masters course. Exceptions may be made for students who have done a great deal of history of science, technology or medicine as part of a first degree. It is now widely recognised, such as by funding councils, that a specialist Masters course is valuable training for a research career.
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