The doctoral program is a vibrant community that regularly meets in reading groups, a work in progress seminar series, and many other occasional initiatives. Students are able to take advantage of networking opportunities with prominent London museums, academies and research institutions. PhD graduates at UCL-STS have continued to successful academic careers in the UK and overseas, while others have taken up careers in policy, business and cultural institutions championing science communication and engagement.
Applications to the postgraduate research programs have two deadlines:
- Deadline 1: Tuesday 4 January 2022. For applicants who intend to apply for either UCL or Research Council funding. Only applications received by this date will be considered for funding. All applications received prior to this date will not have a decision made until this time.
- Deadline 2: Tuesday 10 May 2022. Final deadline for September 2022 entry. All applications received after 4 January will be processed in May.
Research degrees are offered under two subject headings: History and Philosophy of Science, and Science and Technology Studies.
Investigating how the sciences interact with culture in democratic and other political contexts enables us to understand, intervene and improve this relationship. Our interests within this research cluster divide into three inter-connected themes, which we review on an annual basis:
The History of Science research cluster has a common interest in how knowledge, and the practices it has entailed, shaped and was shaped by past societies. Our goal is to recover, understand and communicate the rich variety of routes to scientific knowledge that can be found in the past and make the present.
Philosophy of Science is a research cluster in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS).
Explore the department’s research clusters and our ongoing projects on our Research page.
UCL Scholarships: find the currently available Studentships with the Scholarships and funding tool.
We invite you to take a look at the current PhD projects hosted in STS.
Questions & Answers: There's a lot you should ask and a lot for us to tell you in our FAQ section
PhD Programme Tutor
Prof. Brian Balmer
Tel: 0207 679 3924
Research & Finance Administrator
Ms Susan Walsh