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 StudiesDr Noémi Tousignant (Convenor)
0080Early Modern ScienceProfessor Simon Werrett
0081Science in the Nineteenth CenturyDr Jenny Bulstrode
0082Science in AntiquityProfessor Andrew Gregory
0084Causality, Mechanism, and Evidence in ScienceProfessor Phyllis Illari
0085Knowledge, Explanation and Classification in ScienceDr Rory Jubber & Professor Emma Tobin
0092Responsible Science and InnovationProfessor Jack Stilgoe
0095Special Topics in Science, Technology and SocietyDr Saheli Datta Burton
0120Health and Disease: Past, Present and FutureDr Cristiano Turbil & Dr Noémi Tousignant
0126Research Methods and Data Analysis in Science and Technology StudiesDr Tiago Mata
0127Engaging the Public with ScienceDr Stephen Hughes
0165Politics and Sociology of the Digital AgeDr Cian O'Donovan

Term Two: (Spring)

0059Science, Art and PhilosophyProfessor Chiara Ambrosio
0086Special Topics in History and Philosophy of ScienceDr Rory Jubber
0087Science in the Twentieth Century and BeyondProfessor Jon Agar & Dr Charlotte Sleigh
0089Curating Science and TechnologyScience Museum Staff
0091Science, Technology and IdentityDr Simon Lock
0093Science Policy in an Era of Risk and UncertaintyProfessor Carina Fearnley
0094Political Economy of ScienceDr Tiago Mata
0121Sociology of Science and TechnologyProfessor Brian Balmer
0122Science JournalismCecilie Hilmer and Scott Keir
0144Science and the Global SystemDr Jenny Bulstrode
0156Health Difference and InequalityDr Noémi Tousignant
0157Science Technology and International DevelopmentDr Michel Wahome

Term Three: (Summer)

0097Research Project


0155Science Communication Final ProjectAll

Please feel free to contact module tutors to discuss details - you can find their contact details on our People page. Use the UCL Timetable for timetable information. If you can't find the information there, contact STS directly. We can normally answer your questions quickly and easily. (Email: sts-aa@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. Students must ensure that the module is open to external students and that there are no pre-requisites. Information on modules offered by other departments can be found in the UCL Module Catalogue.

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. 


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Postgraduate Tutor
Dr Cristiano Turbil
Email: c.turbil@ucl.ac.uk

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