Science and Technology Studies


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


Undergraduate / BSc degrees

UCL is the only university offering single honours degrees in History and Philosophy of Science BSc and Sociology and Politics of Science BSc.

UCL is the only university offering these single honours degrees. Our programmes study how scientific knowledge is created and used. They allow you to combine a passion for science with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities and social sciences. You can find details of our degree courses below or visit our Undergraduate Admissions FAQ to find out how to apply.

For prospective students:

Information for applicants
  • Resits: Allowed - We considered applicants who are undertaking resits. Applicamts that have undertaken more than two attempts will be referred to our admissions tutor to see if they can be considered.
  • Second year entry: We will not consider applications to enter on to the second year of our degree programmes.
  • Alternative personal statement: Not considered 
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 or over at the start date of the degree programme): We understand that good applicants might have breaks in their education for various reasons, and we want mature students to excel at UCL. We will only consider applicants who have met or are predicted to meet entry requirements. If those qualifications were completed more than three years ago then the applicant will be referred to our admissions tutor to see if they can be considered. 
  • UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate (UPC): UPC students will receive a conditional offer for their chosen degree if they are predicted to meet its entry requirements (and have a clearly relevant personal statement).
  • Access to HE Diploma: We consider Access to HE Diploma for all of our programmes. Please note, where subject specific requirements are stipulated at A level we may review your Access to HE syllabus to ensure you meet the subject specific requirements prior to a final decision being communicated. 
  • BTEC: BTEC qualifications will be considered for all of our programmes. Please check the programme’s page in our prospectus for further information.
History and philosophy of science

History and Philosophy of Science BSc

Investigates the history of science, technology and medicine from antiquity to the present and globally. The goal is to better understand science's many methods, fundamental concepts, logic, and ethics. We aim to provide our students with the ability to build a broad perspective on the origins of science and its role in our modern world.

Sociology and Politics of Science BSc

Sociology and Politics of Science BSc

Explores science in its varied and complex forms, training you to study science and scientists as part of modern society. We combine science policy, ethics, and governance, science communication, and sociology of modern science and technology. UCL is unique in the UK in offering this BSc.

Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences BSc (stream options)

STS contributes to UCL's highly successful programme in Natural Sciences. These are for those wanting general training in the life, physical, or mathematical sciences. STS contributes to the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science stream.

Medical Sciences Integrated degrees (IBSc)

Medical Sciences Integrated degrees (IBSc)

STS offers two integrated BSc degrees, open to all UCL Medical students and to students on MMBS degrees at other UK universities. 

Syllabus Library for HPSC modules

All HPSC modules have a syllabus. This functions as an owner's manual, with course plan, schedule of activities, assessment, reading list, and other essential information. STS provides a Syllabus Library for all current modules and an archive for past offers. If you don't find what you're seeking, simply ask.


Questions & Answers
There's a lot you should ask and a lot for us to tell you in our FAQ section.

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

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

Undergraduate Tutor (Students)
Dr. Charlotte Sleigh
Tel: 020 7679 4006
Email: c.sleigh@ucl.ac.uk

Admissions Tutor
Dr. Erman Sozudogru
Tel: 020 7679 2959
Email: sts-admissions@ucl.ac.uk