Science and Technology Studies


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


HPSC Modules (Introductory) Year 1

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 First Year Undergraduates

HPSC modules for first year students are considered "introductory" by UCL. They are aimed at first year students and are introductory by design. They are not available for Third Year or Fourth Year students. Second Year students should not enrol in introductory modules without permission of their personal tutor or department. All HPSC introductory modules are open to students from other UCL departments and other UCL degrees. Simply register for the module on Portico.

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History of Science: Antiquity to Enlightenment

 HPSC0004Philosophy of Science 1
 HPSC0006Science, Politics and Policy
 HPSC0007Investigating Sociology and Politics of Science
 HPSC0008Science Communication and Public Engagement

Introduction to History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Science

 HPSC0010History of Modern Science

STS Perspectives on Big Problems