Science and Technology Studies


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


HPSC Modules (Postgraduate Taught) Masters

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) offers a diverse range of modules for UCL postgraduate taught students (Masters). Students from other UCL degree programmes welcome.

HPSC Modules for Postgraduate Taught students

The STS Postgraduate Taught Module Catalogue lists HPSC modules offered by UCL Science and Technology Studies (STS) for the 2020-21 session. Discuss module selection with your personal tutor.


Syllabus library

What does a module require? STS maintains a library of module syllabi. Use these as a guide for the scope and purpose of the module. Please be aware that tutors often change syllabi, adapting them to new information and responding to student feedback.

 New Module Code



Introduction to Science and Technology Studies


Science and Medicine across Medieval Worlds

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Science in the Eighteenth Century

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Early Modern Science


Science in the Nineteenth Century


Science in Antiquity


Models and Facts in Science

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Causality, Mechanism and Evidence in Science


Knowledge, Explanation and Classification in Science

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Disease in History

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Special Topics Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science: Perspectives on Social Epistemology

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Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond


STS Perspectives on Security and War


Sociology of Science and Technology

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Curating Science and Technology


Science, Media and Culture

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Science Journalism


Science, Technology, and Identity


Responsible Science and Innovation


Engaging the Public with Science


Science Policy in the Era of Risk and Uncertainty

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Political Economy of Science


Social Research Methods and Data Analysis in Science and Technology Studies 


Special Topics Seminar in Science, Technology and Society 

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Science, Art and Philosophy

 HPSC0097Dissertation (60 credits)  

Fine print

  1. STS uses the module prefix "HPSC".  
  2. HPSC postgraduate taught modules are available only to students enrolled in UCL postgraduate programmes, such as taught Master's programmes. MPhil-PhD students may be given permission to attend, at the tutor's discretion. STS students interested in modules offered by other departments should examine our Elective Modules information.