Science and Technology Studies


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


Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC0086)

This module was written in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic and designed to explore how STS allows us to study different aspects of this global health crisis.

STS perspectives on pandemics, healthcare and inequality

Each week we will explore key concepts from history, philosophy and social studies of science and study various case studies. the focus of this module is to encourage students to develop their skills as independent, interdisciplinary scholars, who can apply these skills to an ongoing global health crisis. The teaching will be a mixture of video lectures, giving topic overviews, critical reading of philosophical and medical sources, and seminar activities, intended to allow students to autonomously develop their analytical skills.

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By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Close reading and critical interpretation of primary and secondary sources
  • Discussion and debate with colleagues and the lecturer
  • Constructing a clear, well-reasoned argumen
  • Writing engaging, well-structured prose

Full pdf details:

UCL Module Catalogue: Special Topic in HPS (HPSC0086)