UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy, located in the heart of London. Founded in 1921. Award winning for teaching and research, plus for our public engagement programme. Rated as outstanding by students at every level.

At UCL, the academic mission is paramount. Our ambition is to achieve the highest standards in our teaching and research.

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Staff books include:

Cain 2010 Evolution The First Four Billion Years spacerAthena Swan Bronze Award


STS launches new medical modules

23 July 2011

skull model

STS plans to offer two new modules for medical students as part of their programme in Student Selected Components (SSCs). 

  • Medicine and Visual Culture (Ambrosio)
  • Origins of Western Medicine (MacLehose)

(link for details)

We've created these modules to make good use of our diverse field. The aim is to encourage creativity, wider thinking, and reflection. These modules are designed for active learning and cv-building.

These will be available in the 2011-12 session.

These also are intended to introduce students to the type of modules available in our Year 3 intercalated programme in Philosophy, Medicine and Society (link).

What are SSCs?

SSCs were defined by the General Medical Council (Tomorrow’s Doctors) as:

“...that part of the course which goes beyond the limits of the core, that allows students to study in depth in areas of particular interest to them, that provides them with insights into scientific method and the discipline of research and that engenders an approach to medicine that is constantly questioning and self-critical”.

What's in the future?

STS is putting a great deal of new energy into our intercalated degree and the supporting SSCs. Keep an eye on us. STS is going places. 

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