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:

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Escape into something new - STS

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STS delivers world-class academic programmes that combine excellence in teaching with student-centred, research-led learning. We develop solid knowledge of fundamentals while also encouraging analysis, reflection and curiosity. We consistently score highly on NSS, with 100% overall satisfaction twice in the past 4 years, 88% in 2016.

flexible futures

STS degrees prepare you for a future of changing work, evolving demands, and new opportunities.

Listen to interviews with former students, including BBC presenter Steph McGovern, about careers for graduates with STS degrees.

current students discuss their programmes

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teaching programmes

We aspire to the highest standards of teaching and academic support. Our graduates are well prepared to participate in and around the global communities of modern science. There's much more to science than the lab work. Explore the possibilities with us.

STS offers qualifications at every academic level.

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BSc single honours and joint honours, featuring two degrees and and dozens of modules. We've been teaching BSc degrees since 1993, and we have a solid record of career development and enrichment in all areas of our teaching.
One-year full-time taught Master's programme, featuring two degrees and related professional qualifications. We've been teaching Master's students since the 1920s, with strong careers preparation.
Advanced research degree leading to Doctoral qualification.

We also offer degrees for those with specific academic pursuits.

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Affiliate programmes for undergraduate study abroad, junior-year abroad (JYA), and other affiliate programmes (more)
Integrated BScs (for UCL medical students only) (iBSc) (more)

our students describe courses as brilliant

“I believe the STS department to be one of the best departments within UCL.”

National Student Survey 2010
“Awesome course, opened my eyes to a lot of new ideas.” Student Feedback, 2012

“I found my time in STS department incredibly stimulating and enlightening.”

STS Finalist 2011

“A breath of fresh air from more crusty and elitist departments.”

STS Graduate 2011

“Very good tutors. Wonderful course.”

 Student Evaluation, 2012

“Good course. Enjoyable interesting, well organised and well taught!”

Undergraduate Feedback, 2012

“Very enjoyable, my lecturers are very encouraging and manage to get the best out of us.”

National Student Survey 2010

“Teaching staff are really welcoming and it is a pleasure to be one of their students.”

National Student Survey 2010

“I've enjoyed the course thoroughly and would recommend it to everyone.“

Undergraduate Feedback, 2011

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