Science and Technology Studies


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


Postgraduate Modules

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) offers modules in history of science, philosophy of science, science policy, and science communication.

STS offers over 100 modules in our full catalogue. STS Module Catalogues are published annually which list the modules we plan to offer in the upcoming academic year. We rotate our modules to make sure we offer the best possible teaching, so some modules are not run every year.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Full Module Catalogue pdf:

Term One: (Autumn)

0073Introduction to Science and Technology StudiesProfessor Joe Cain 
0085Knowledge, Explanation and Classification in
Dr Emma Tobin 
0087Science in the Twentieth Century and BeyondProfessor Jon Agar
0092Responsible Science and InnovationDr Jack Stilgoe
0095Special Topics in Science, Technology and SocietyDr Jenny Bulstrode
0127Engaging the Public with ScienceDr Stephen Hughes

Term Two: (Spring)

0059Science, Art and PhilosophyDr Chiara Ambrosio
0080Early Modern ScienceDr Simon Werrett
0081Science in the Nineteenth Century 

Professor Joe Cain & Dr Jenny Bulstrode

0084Causality, Mechanism, and Evidence in ScienceDr Phyllis Illari
0086Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science

Dr Erman Sozudogru & Dr Cristiano Turbil

0089Curating Science and TechnologyDr Tim Boon
0093Science Policy in an Era of Risk and UncertaintyDr Carina Fearnley
0094Political Economy of ScienceDr Tiago Mata
0122Science JournalismDr Jean-Baptiste Gouyon
0126Research Methods and Data Analysis in Science and Technology StudiesDr Emily Dawson

Term Three: (Summer)

0097Research ProjectAll

Please feel free to contact module tutors to discuss details - you can find their contact details on our People page. For timetabling information, use UCL Timetable. If you can't find the information there, contact STS directly. We can normally answer your questions quickly and easily. (Email: sts@ucl.ac.uk or phone 0207 679 1324).

Seeking Modules Offered by Other Departments?

Places on modules in other departments are subject to space and eligibility.  Unless otherwise specified, to reserve a space or discuss a specific module’s requirements, you must contact the departmental administrator by email in the relevant department and request a place.  If you do not do this, you may be rejected from the course if it is full or not appropriate.

HPSC Modules for Students in Other UCL Departments

Almost all our modules are available to UCL students from other departments. You are welcome. Please note for some modules there may be limited space.  In these cases priority will be given to STS students, and places may be capped.  Modules may be subject to change.

Students should register via Portico. The UCL common timetable provides information on times and locations.

Fine Print:

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.


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Term Dates
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New Students
What you will be expected to do during your first few weeks at UCL.

Postgraduate Modules
Access our Postgraduate Taught Module Catalogue for info on all our postgraduate modules.

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How to Apply
Details on how to apply to study with STS. 

Postgraduate Tutor
Dr. Jack Stilgoe
Tel: 0207 679 1344
Email: j.stilgoe@ucl.ac.uk 

Admissions Tutor
Dr Jenny Bulstrode
Email: sts-msc-admissions@ucl.ac.uk