Science and Technology Studies


STS offers degrees at each university level: undergraduate, masters, and PhD


STS Studentships - gain valuable work experience

STS offers a variety of paid and unpaid work experience opportunities. These assist with real research and engagement activities underway in the department.

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies offers paid and unpaid research studentships for work experience. These are associated with staff and alumni research and engagement activities. These studentships normally are offered during the summer. These studentships are intended primarily for undergraduate students to offer paid work experience in research. Taught postgraduate students may apply, but undergraduates will be considered preferentially. Research postgraduate students are not eligible to apply. Employment requires a right-to-work in the UK.

General skills for the post include: excellent time management, ability to work independently and to multi-task, excellent communication skills, and ability to take initiative. UCL student status is required for this position.

Recent studentships have focused on the following topics:

  • How can we understand the racialisation of science in popular culture?
  • International survey on perceived coercion and well-being during covid-19
  • Self-driving cars on trial: an investigative podcast
  • Editing three notebooks of Sir Humphry Davy
  • Hegemonic "debate" practices on social media
  • Economics as news: a timeline and exhibit
  • Historical Research at The Brunel Museum
  • How have pandemic warnings worked in the past and what lessons can we identify?
  • What motivates scientists to be responsible?
  • UK Ethics Accelerator - rapid rolling review
  • STS Website curation
  • STS Podcasting

We also support studentships for the STS Newsroom to give students experience in science communication for both print and podcast.