BSc degrees

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UCL is the only university offering these single honours degrees. Our programmes study how scientific knowledge is created and used. They allow you to combine a passion for science with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities and social sciences. We have a strong careers focus, and we encourage simple curiosity.

BSc Science and Society L391

  • science policy, ethics, and governance
  • science communication, engagement and evaluation
  • sociology of modern science and technology

More about our Science and Society programme (link

UCAS U80 L391

BSc History and Philosophy of Science V550

  • the history of science, technology, and medicine from antiquity to the 20th century
  • the philosophy of science and medicine
  • integrated history and philosophy of science (a thriving discipline that we helped invent!)

More about our History and Philosophy of Science programme (link)

 UCAS U80 V550


How to apply

To apply for our programmes, you will need to submit an application through UCAS. For more information see our How to Apply page.


Which degree should I choose?

You only need to apply for one of our programmes. Students on both degrees take a common first year. If you find that you want to transfer to the other programme at the end of the first year, we can arrange this easily.

Student views

Visit our student views page to find out what our current students and alumni think of the programmes and the department.


Our degrees prepare you for a wide variety of careers. Our alumni are working in diverse fields such as law, media, academia, museums, banking, and the civil service. Visit our careers page for more information.

About the department

At any one time, our department includes 60-70 undergraduates, spread over three years of study. We also have many MSc and PhD students. We are all located in one building on the lovely Gordon Square.

We have 18 core academic staff, whom you will routinely encounter in the department. 

Classes tend to be small, and we pride ourselves on the outstanding quality of our teaching, as well as research. We win awards for the work we do.

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