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Critical Thinking: Science and the Government
Course Description:

Whether we are talking about climate change, health or the economy, science is increasingly seen as a source of advice and evidence for policymakers throughout government. But what is the relationship between science and decision-making? Where does evidence come from and who are the experts?

How are ideas converted into law, treaty and regulation and how are they implemented within governments?

Drawing on a real-life case study, the workshop will offer a snapshot of how science is used in government.

Course Content:
  • How the UK government makes decisions and legislation
  • The role of science advice in government
  • The complexities and challenges of providing scientific advice to government
  • A role play based on a case study of science in government


  • Objectives:

    Learning Objectives

  • A basic understanding of how the UK government makes decisions and legislation
  • An understanding of the role of science in government
  • An understanding of the complexities and challenges of providing scientific advice to government

  • Intended Audience:
    Target Audience: UCL Research Staff and PG Research students only
    06/02/2023 - 06/02/2023  (Enrol between 09/01/2023 and 30/01/2023) Enrol

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