UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


STS has opportunities to study at every level.


Science and Technology Studies

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is UCL's research and teaching centre for the integrated study of:

  • history of science
  • philosophy of science
  • science communication and public engagement
  • science policy, or science and government
  • sociology of science

Most people know our department as "STS". We use the Twitter tag @STSUCL. 

As a community, STS wants people to think differently about science. We want to understand how science acts as a force in modern society. We want to understand what underpins its successes and failures. We want to understand its boundaries and concentrations.

Founded in 1921, STS is located in the heart of London, inside UCL's Bloomsbury campus. STS staff have won awards for teaching and research. Our public engagement programme is award-winning, too. Our teaching is classed as outstanding by students at every level. We have substantial impact in policy research and science communication. We welcome applications for study at every degree level.

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