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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.
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Recognizing outstanding work
STS offers two prizes in our MSc programme.
- Dissertation Prize: a prize of £250 to the best MSc dissertation of the year in any subject. (Until 2012-13, this is awarded within the London Centre MSc programme.)
- Sessional Prize: a prize of £100 to the person making an outstanding contribution to the life of the department.
From the London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology MSc programme
Prizes were awarded for MSc dissertations to honour the very best work of the year.
- Dissertation Prize: a prize of £250 to the best MSc dissertation of the year in any subject.
- Friends Prize: a prize was awarded for the best dissertation of the year with relevance to the history of medicine; it was awarded on behalf of the Friends of the Wellcome Library and Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL (WTCHOM) Prize Endowment. The last Friends Prize was awarded in 2011.
- Subramanian, Kapil. 2011. (Dissertation Prize)
- Mueller, Lucas. 2011. Becoming Halothane (nominated for Friends Prize)
- Rietmann, Felix. 2010. The foundation of clinical thermometry: an explorative study in integrated history and philosophy of science (Dissertation Prize – jointly awarded)
- O’Sullivan, Kate. 2010. The Fossil Case: Thomas Hawkins and the metamorphosis of fossils (Dissertation Prize – jointly awarded)
- Weatherburn, Michael. 2009. Arnold T. Wilson, the New Victorians and the Forgotten Technocrats of Inter-War Britain (Dissertation Prize)
- Peres, Sara. 2009. Hybrids in a Hybrid World: Defining Human Admixed Embryos and the Human/Non-Human Boundary (Friends Prize)
- Watts, Iain. 2008. A Chemical Exhibition: Humphry Davy’s Public Science and the Discovery of Potassium and Sodium (Dissertation Prize)
- Steel, Emily. 2008. “‘He is no loss’: Robert McCormick and the voyage of the Beagle” (Friends Prize)
- Gibson, Susannah. 2007. Robert Edmond Grant, Sea Sponges, and Parisian Philosophical Anatomy (2007 Friends Prize)
Some dissertations have led to publication in professional journals and elsewhere. For instance:
- Steel, Emily. 2011. He is no loss: Robert McCormick and the voyage of HMS Beagle (London: British Society for the History of Science), 74 pages. (link)
- Aicardi, Christine. 2009. The Analytic Spirit and the Paris Institution for the Deaf-Mutes, 1760–1830. History of Science 47:175–221.
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