UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies



Careers - Flexible Futures

Our graduates have gone on to a huge variety of careers and whatever you want to do - we offer you the chance to gain the skills and get the advice to make the best of life after university. As well as having access to UCL's Careers Service, STS has Careers Officers, academic staff who co-ordinate careers advice and information with the department and organises regular careers events. 

For more details visit our careers web page.

Here are just a few of the things our graduates are doing

  • Traineeship with a City Law Firm
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Curator at the Science Museum
  • Science Learning Manager at the Royal Institution
  • Freelance journalist writing for the Guardian
  • Further Study at Masters and PhD level
  • Junior Planning Executive in a marketing company
  • Features Editor for a music website

Alongside researching, critical thinking and academic writing we make sure our graduates are prepared with a range of skills that will help them in the workplace. As part of your degree you'll learn to give presentations, write for different audiences and work on a substantial group project. You can also take advantage of opportunities to become a mentor, represent students on department and university committees, and to produce articles, podcasts and videos for our website.

Sampling student work

STS students produce some excellent work in our modules. These not only receive strong marks, but they also form part of portfolios that will accompany them through their careers. Here are some examples of excellent work across our programmes.

Study of science communication in a public health crisis (pdf)

Victoria Dmyterko, December 2013, "Predator Virus: Media’s Shaping of Ebola in the Western Public Mind". Victoria was an international exchange student reading biology at Washington State University. She graduated in 2015 and has a career in medicine. 

Blogs on governing emerging technology

Students in HPSC3036 Governing Emerging Technologies write blogs, rather than essays, as part of their coursework. We publicise the best of these each year. Follow the best from 2013, which were celebrated in The Guardian, and the best from 2012.


Below are a wide variety of interviews with former students about the career paths they've chosen. You can find out more on our general careers pages.

Civil Service

Jake Soper: BSc History and Philosophy of Science - Jake talks with Dr Karen Bultitude about life in the Civil Service Fast Stream.

University Academic

Sabina Leonelli: BSc History and Philosophy of Science - Sabina has moved through an academic career at University of Exeter, becoming Senior Lecturer. In this interview, she discusses the steps from her BSc degree to a secure career in academia.

Museum Curator

Charlotte Connelly: BSc History and Philosophy of Science - Charlotte discusses her role as a curator at London's Science Museum.

Science policy and programmes

Olympia Brown: BSc History and Philosophy of Science - Olympia came into the radio studio to talk about her work as the Science Learning Manager at the Royal Institution where, among other things, she organises the RI's annual Christmas lectures!