Science and Technology Studies


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


Current postgraduates (research)

Information for current postgraduate (research) students undertaking MPhil and PhD degrees in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS).

This page provides information from the STS Postgraduate (Research) programme tutor, Dr Tiago Mata (T.Mata @ ucl.ac.uk) and deputy programme tutor, Dr Jack Stilgoe. (J.Stilgoe @ ucl.ac.uk). Looking for a list of current/former PhD Students? Visit our PhD Student Directory.

Support for current students is located on the STS PhD Moodle site.

Progress reviews

All research students in STS receive regular reviews of their progress, at 6 months, 1 year, and yearly afterwards. The reviews are organised by the principal supervisor in consultation with the Graduate Tutor and the student. Details are on the STS PhD Moodle site.

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants

STS appoints a number of Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTA's) for each academic session to assist with various undergraduate taught modules. The main duties of the post include: class teaching, academic support for students, a weekly office hour, plus timely coursework and examination marking. Previous teaching experience is an advantage. Further information on how to apply can be found on the STS PhD Moodle page.

Methodology and Academic Development (MAD) programme

The STS Department operates a programme in Methodology and Academic Development for research students, which also satisfies the training requirement for students funded by research councils. Every research student who has not reached the CRS (completing research student) stage must follow this programme, accumulating a minimum of 20 points per year (10 points for part-timers). Activities carried out must be recorded on the online Research Student Log.

Research Student Log

All pre-CRS students must maintain records of their progress using the UCL Research Student Log. Please note use of the new Research Student Log is mandatory. Please make sure that both you and your supervisors are registered and keep track of all skills training activities and supervisions through the Research Student Log.

Travel and Conference Funding

STS provides some funding to postgradaute research students to support travel ot conferences and for small research expenses. Your supservisor can discuss these opportutnity. The STS Research and Finance Administrator processes these.