UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an academic unit for research and teaching in history of science, philosophy of science, sociology of science, science policy, and science communication. STS is part of UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS), which is part of UCL School of the Built Environment, Engineering and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (BEAMS). Science and Technology Studies is a well established, international academic discipline. Our department's history began in the 1920s. We have a strong community ethos, and we love what we do. What's STS? We're happy to explain.