The Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy, located in the heart of London. Founded in 1921. Award winning for teaching and research, plus for our public engagement programme. Rated as outstanding by students at every level.

At UCL, the academic mission is paramount. Our ambition is to achieve the highest standards in our teaching and research.

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Module directory: HPSC and HMED

STS offers a diverse range of modules, covering all aspects of our interdisciplinary field. Links here connect to HPSC module syllabus - these are general plans for the modules - and links to the UCL common timetable. The most recent syllabus is provided here. 

For 2013-14, STS is administering HMED modules.

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2013-14 session undergraduate modules open to all UCL students

HPSC BSc modules (pdf)
HPSC MSc modules (pdf)
HMED BSc modules (pdf)


HPSC module title 2013-14 syllabus archive timetable  
1001 History of Science: Antiquity to Enlightenment (video) 2013-14 2012-13
1003 Philosophy of Science 1
2013-14 2012-13 link  
1004 Science Policy 2013-14 2012-13 link  
1007 Investigating Science & Society
2013-14 2012-13 link  
1008 Fundamentals of Science Communication 2013-14 2012-13 link  
1010 Revealing Science
2013-14 2012-13
1011 History of Modern Science 2013-14 2012-13 link  
Sources in History of Science
2013-14 2012-13
2001 Policy Issues in the Life Sciences 2013-14 2012-13 link  
2002 Science in the Mass Media 2013-14 2012-13 link  
2003 Philosophy of Science 2
2013-14 2012-13 link  
2005 Philosophy of Biology n/o
2011-12 link  
2006 Science and Ethics 2013-14   link
2007 History of Chemistry n/o
2010-11  n/a  
2008 Human Sciences in Society 2013-14 2012-13 link  
2011 Science, Communication and the Citizen n/o   link  
2012 Science, Religion and Revolution 2013-14 2011-12 link  
2014 Science Policy Issues in Global Perspective
2013-14 2012-13 link  
2015 Investigating Science on a Global Scale n/o   n/a  
2016 Globalisation in Theory and Practice
2013-14 2012-13 link  

Global Citizenship in Action

HPSC2017A is Term 1 only

HPSC2017B is Term 2 only


Term 1 (A)

Term 2 (B)

2018 History of Life Sciences (video) website 2012-13 link  
2019 History of Modern Physical Sciences n/o   n/a  
2020 Philosophy of Medicine
2013-14 2012-13 link  
2022 Philosophy of Social Science (video) 2013-14 2012-13
2023 Sociology of Science (previously HPSC3006) 2013-14 2012-13 link
2024 Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science  n/o   n/a  
2025 Special Topics in Science and Society n/o   n/a  
3002 Science, Warfare and Peace n/o
2012-13 link
3003 Communication of Scientific Ideas 2013-14 2012-13 link  
3004 Dissertation website    n/a  
3006 Advanced Sociology of Science n/o    n/a  
3007 Topics in History of the Physical Sciences website 2012-13
3010 Popularisation of the Physical Sciences n/o 2012-13 link
3011 Advanced Science Writing n/o    
3014 Magic to Science 2013-14 2011-12 link  
3015 History of Astronomy and Cosmology n/o 2010    
3020 Philosophy of Natural Sciences
3022 Frontiers of Knowledge in HPS n/o

3024 Frontiers of Knowledge in Science and Society
3026 Research Project website    n/a  
3027 Evolution in Science and Culture (video)



2012-13 link  
3028 Advanced Philosophy of Medicine
2013-14 2012-13 link  
3029 Medicine, Disease, and History 2013-14 2012-13
3030 Science and Global History 2013-14 2012-13
3032 Investigating Contemporary Science 2013-14 2012-13
3033 Communicating Science in Digital Environments
Science, Art & Philosophy
2013-14 2012-13
3035 Major Internship  TBC   n/a  
3036 Governing Emerging Technologies (video)



3040 Science, Politics and the State in Russia and the Soviet Union (formerly HPSC3022) (video)



2012-13 link  
M001 MSci Research Project in STS Moodle      
M002 Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies Moodle      
M004 Adv Science Communication Moodle      
M005 Adv Sociology of Science and Technology Moodle      
M006 Adv Topics in Science and Technology Policy Moodle      
M007 Adv History of Science Moodle      
M008 Adv Philosophy of Science Moodle      
BASC module title   syllabus timetable  
1002 Interdisciplinary Research Methods Moodle   link  
MAPS module title    syllabus timetable   
2001 Science Communication and Computing Moodle website link  
HMED module title    syllabus timetable  
HMED3004 Madness and Society  2013-14 2012-13 link  
HMED3006 Medicine and Modern Society 2013-14 2011-12 link  
HMED3010 Disease in History 2013-14 2012-13 link  
HMED3015 Brains, Nerves and Human Nature in the Modern Era 2013-14 2012-13 link  
HMED3017 Medicine and Literature 2013-14 draft link  

 n/o - not offered in the upcoming session

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