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:

Gregory - Ancient Greek Cosmogony


2014-15 Session

NEW! MSc module catalogue (link)
NEW! MSc induction week timetable (link)
UCL Portico (link)
UCL Timetable (link)


More information

STS student handbook (link)

Referring students of concern (link)
UCL Graduate school (link)


STS personal tutors (link)
or email sts@ucl.ac.uk

Preparing to start your degree

Planning your arrival

We want to ensure your arrival is smooth, you find accommodation, and you get ready for your degree. The MSc programme tutor is Dr Simon Lock (email). He's the first point of contact should you experience difficulties on your arrival.


Although UCL does not generally provide accommodation to students at the postgraduate level, the University of London provides a useful resource for those of you who have not yet sorted out where you will be living.

General information

Many of the general questions you might have about course operations can be answered using information on this website. See the UCL website for more general information for UCL students. There's also information here on specific resources for graduate students.

STS preparatory reading list

STS staff have prepared a list of work we think is central to MSc-level education in our fields.

This doesn’t list everything one might want to read in a subject, but it’s meant to be a good start. It samples from the library of work we regularly use in our programme. In preparation for your studies, you should read some of these.

Let us especially encourage you to read across all categories. These lines are drawn arbitrarily, and your degree will make good use of interdisciplinary connections. UCL Library will have copies of these in our Teaching Collection.

Induction week

STS organises a week of events as part of your induction to the programme. This is the week 22-26 September 2014. You can view the induction week timetable below:

MSc student induction week timetable

During our induction week, you'll meet the staff, tour the facilities, and receive a variety of materials useful for study. By the end of the week, you should be settling into the programme.

Page last modified on 10 sep 14 10:50 by Simon J Lock

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