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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:
BBC's Steph McGovern talks about her STS degree
Listen to more interviews with former students about careers with STS degrees.
Applications are being considered for the 2015-16 session. Vitality and fresh perspectives.
History and Philosophy
|Develop breadth and depth with our experts in history of science, philosophy of science, and "integrated HPS," an interdisciplinary speciality we helped create. (more)|
|Study contemporary science and technology using a variety of disciplines: science policy and governance, science communication and engagement, and sociology of science. This is done against historical and philosophical backdrops. (more)|
Full-time and Part-time options
|This is a 1-year, full-time programme involving a core introductory module, 5 specialist options, 2 electives from any UCL programme, and a dissertation.|
|Same as the full-time degree, but pursued over 2 calendar years.|
|This involves completing 6 modules over one year. No dissertation. Ideal for external qualifications, such as for secondary school teachers. No part-time option.|
(PG Cert or PGC)
|This involves completing 3 modules over the year. Ideal for skills training, refreshment, and continuing professional development (CPD). No part-time option.|
UCAS Applications for entry in 2015
We are currently accepting applications, via UCAS, for entry in Sept 2015
On our degrees, students investigate what scientists do, their role in our society, history and culture, and the policies and debates shaping our modern scientific and technological world.
Our graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers including: broadcasting, local government, law, education, environmental protection, science policy research, museums and science centres, as well as academic research and teaching.
Find out more via the links below
Find STS modules
Our catalogue of modules is now available:
- 2014-15 HPSC module catalogue (download)
We use the prefix "HPSC" for all modules in Science and Technology Studies.
For more information, you have three routes. Start with:
STS Head of Department, Professor Joe Cain, sums up the catalogue with a smile, "This is an exciting list. We've plenty of long-time favourites. Plus, we have many new modules, some offered by staff new to the department. There's something here for everyone."
Last year, STS took a close look at our curriculum to ensure our modules we're forward-looking, research-led, and careers-focused. Keep an look out for our new modules.
From our undergraduate catalogue
HPSC1001 History of Science: Antiquity to Enlightenment
HPSC1003 Philosophy of Science 1
HPSC1007 Investigating Science and Society
HPSC1010 Revealing Science
HPSC2001 Policy Issues in the Life Sciences
HPSC2002 Science and the Media
HPSC2003 Philosophy of Science 2
HPSC2012 Science and Religion
HPSC2028 Thinking about Technology (** - new)
HPSC3020 Philosophy of Natural Sciences
HPSC3028 Philosophy of Medicine
HPSC3029 History of Medicine
HPSC3032 Investigating Contemporary Science
HPSC3036 Governing Emerging Technologies
HPSC3046 Science and Film Production (** - new)
HPSC3050 Science in Nineteenth-Century London (** - new)
HPSC1004 Science Policy
HPSC1008 Science Communication and Public Engagement
HPSC1011 History of Modern Science
HPSC1012 Investigating History and Philosophy of Science
HPSC2006 Science and Ethics
HPSC2023 Sociology of Science and Technology
HPSC2026 Science and Empire (** - new)
HPSC3003 Communication of Scientific Ideas
HPSC3015 History of Astronomy and Cosmology
HPSC3033 Science Communication in Digital Environments
HPSC3034 Science, Art and Philosophy
HPSC3040 Science, Politics and the State in Russia and the Soviet Union
HPSC3041 Disease in History
HPSC3045 Philosophy of Information (** - new)
HPSC3049 Sleep and Dreaming (** - new)
HPSC3053 Globalization in Theory and Practice (** - new)
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