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HPSC Modules (Intermediate and Advanced) Years 2 and 3

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) offers a wide range of modules in history of science, philosophy of science, science policy, and science communication. All UCL students welcome.

HPSC Modules for Second Year and Third Year Undergraduates

In UCL’s classification of undergraduate modules:

  • introductory modules are intended for first year undergraduates.Year 3 students are not able to enrol in introductory modules. Year 2 students should not enrol in introductory modules without consultation with their personal tutors.
  • intermediate modules are intended for second year undergraduates. These are available to Year 3 students and Year 4 students after consultation with their personal tutors. Year 1 students should not attempt these modules without permission from the module tutor.
  • advanced modules are intended for Year 3 students. Year 1 students cannot attempt these modules. Year 2 students can expect to find them especially challenging and should not enrol in more than one or two in their second year.

Not all HPSC modules are offered every year. Discuss module selections with your personal tutor. Ask their advice and make use of their experience.

Syllabus Library for Second Year HPSC Modules

 

New Module Code

Title

2019-20

 HPSC0012

Policy Issues in the Life Sciences

 HPSC0013

Science in Popular Culture

 HPSC0014

Philosophy of Science 2

 HPSC0017

Science and Ethics

 HPSC0019

Human Sciences in Society

 HPSC0022

Science and Religion

 HPSC0023

Evolution in Science and Culture

Not running
 HPSC0028History of Life SciencesNot running
 HPSC0029

History of Natural Sciences

Not running
 HPSC0105

Sociology of Science and Technology

 HPSC0033

Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science

Not Running
 HPSC0034

Special Topics in Science and Society

Not Running
 HPSC0035

Science and Empire

0
 HPSC0036

Engaging the Public with Science

 HPSC0037

Thinking about Technology

Not Running
 HPSC0038

Medicine and Society
 

 HPSC0124Science in Government

Syllabus Library for Third Year HPSC Modules

 New Module Code

Title

2019-20
 HPSC0039

Science, Warfare and Peace

 HPSC0107

Science Journalism

 HPSC0041

Dissertation

 HPSC0044

Science and the Publishing Industry

Not Running
 HPSC0046

Science Writing

Not Running
 HPSC0047

Science in the Twentieth Century

Not Running
 HPSC0048

Science in the Age of Newton

Not Running
 HPSC0049

History of Astronomy and Cosmology

 HPSC0050

Philosophy of Natural Sciences

 HPSC0051

Research-led History and Philosophy of Science

Not Running
 HPSC0052

Research-led Science and Technology Studies
(Topic varies with every offer; see)

Not Running
 HPSC0053

Research Project

 HPSC0109

Philosophy of Medicine

 HPSC0110

History of Medicine

 HPSC0055

Medieval Science

Not Running
 HPSC0056

Philosophy of Chemistry

Not Running
 HPSC0057

Investigating Contemporary Science

 HPSC0058

Communicating Science in Digital Environments

Not Running
 HPSC0111

Science, Art and Philosophy

 HPSC0060

Major Internship

Not Running
 HPSC0061

Governing Emerging Technologies

 HPSC0062

Science, Politics, and the State in Russia and the Soviet Union

Not Running
 HPSC0002

Disease in History

 HPSC0001

Madness and Society

 HPSC0063

History of Social Sciences

 HPSC0064

Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Not Running
 HPSC0065

Philosophy of Information

 HPSC0066

Science and Film Production

 HPSC0067

Science in the Ancient World

Not Running
 HPSC0068

Sleep and Dreaming

 HPSC0069

Science in Nineteenth Century London

Not Running
 HPSC0070

Zoos in Science and Culture

Not Running
 HPSC0071

Nature, Technology, and the Environment

Not Running
 HPSC0113

Globalisation in Theory and Practice

Not Running
 HPSC0114

Philosophy of Social Science

Not Running
 HPSC0117

Philosophy of Biological Sciences

Not Running