Science and Technology Studies


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



Medical policy, biotechnology and public policy, debates about the social acceptability of recombinant DNA research, biology and its publics, controlling biological weapons and animal experimentation.

Policy Issues in the Life Sciences

Provides a critical overview of policy issues arising from developments in the biological sciences.

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Course Objectives:

By the end of this module students should be able to:

  • Be able to analyse the social and political dimensions of debates in the life sciences
  • Be able to evaluate the consequences of developments in life sciences
  • Have detailed knowledge of a number of case studies of policy issues in the life sciences
  • Be able to criticize simplistic and popular notions of the relationship between science, technology and society.

UCL Module Catalogue: Policy Issues in the Life Sciences (HPSC0012)