UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies 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.

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Module directory: HPSC modules

2014-15_syllabi/HPSC1012_Draft_Module_Syllabus_2014-15STS 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.

STS has absorbed HMED modules, renumbering them as HPSC modules, as below.

Look into our modules

2014-15 session modules open to all UCL students

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

HPSC module title





HPSC1001 History of Science: Antiquity to Enlightenment
2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC1003 Philosophy of Science 1
2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC1004 Science Policy 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC1007 Investigating Science and Society
2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC1008 Science Communication and Public Engagement 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC1010 Revealing Science
2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC1011 History of Modern Science 2014-15 2013-14 link
Investigating History and Philosophy of Science 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC2000 Level 2 Modules 2014-15 2013-14 timetable
HPSC2001 Policy Issues in the Life Sciences 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC2002 Science in the Media 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC2003 Philosophy of Science 2
2014-15 2013-14 link

Magic to Science

(formerly HPSC3014)

not offered in 2014-15
HPSC2006 Science and Ethics 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC2008 Human Sciences in Society 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC2010 Historiography of Science not offered
HPSC2012 Science and Religion 2014-15 2013-14 link

Evolution in Science and Culture

(formerly HPSC3027)

not offered in 2014-15
HPSC2014 Science Policy Issues in Global Perspective
not offered in 2014-15
2013-14 link

STS in Practice

HPSC2017A is Term 1 only

HPSC2017B is Term 2 only

2014-15 website

Term 1 (A)

Term 2 (B)

HPSC2018 History of Life Sciences (video) n/o
website link
HPSC2023 Sociology of Science and Technology 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC2024 Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science  not offered in 2014-15   n/a
HPSC2025 Special Topics in Science and Society not offered in 2014-15   n/a
HPSC2026 Science and Empire 2014-15 new
HPSC2027 Science and Public Engagement not offered in 2014-15    
HPSC2028 Thinking About Technology 2014-15 new
HPSC3000 Level 3 Modules syllabus archive timetable
HPSC3002 Science, Warfare and Peace not offered in 2014-15 2012-13 link
HPSC3003 Communication of Scientific Ideas 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC3004 Dissertation website    n/a
HPSC3009 Publishing in Science not offered in 2014-15    
HPSC3011 Science Writing not offered in 2014-15  
HPSC3012 Science in the Twentieth Century not offered in 2014-15    
HPSC3014 Science in the Age of Newton not offered in 2014-15    
HPSC3015 History of Astronomy and Cosmology 2014-15 2010 link
HPSC3020 Philosophy of Natural Sciences
2014-15 2013-14
HPSC3022 Research-led History and Philosophy of Science not offered
HPSC3024 Research-led Science and Technology Studies not offered
HPSC3026 Research Project website    n/a
HPSC3027 Evolution in Science and Culture (video) not offered



HPSC3028 Philosophy of Medicine
2014-15   link
HPSC3029 History of Medicine 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC3030 Science and Global History not offered in 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC3032 Investigating Contemporary Science 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC3033 Communicating Science in Digital Environments



2011-12 link
Science, Art and Philosophy
2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC3035 Major Internship  not offered
TBC n/a
HPSC3036 Governing Emerging Technologies 2014-15



HPSC3039 Medical Ethics not offered in 2014-15
HPSC3040 Science, Politics and the State in Russia and the Soviet Union 2014-15



HPSC3041 Disease in History [formerly HMED3010] 2014-15 2013-14 link
HPSC3042 Madness and Society [formerly HMED3004] not offered in 2014-15 2013-14  
HPSC3043 Medicine and Modern Society [formerly HMED3006] not offered in 2014-15 2013-14  
HPSC3044 Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences not offered in 2014-15    
HPSC3045 Philosophy of Information 2014-15 new
HPSC3046 Science and Film Production 2014-15 new
HPSC3047 Evaluating Science Communication not offered in 2014-15    
HPSC3048 Science in the Ancient World not offered in 2014-15    
HPSC3049 Sleep and Dreaming 2014-15 new
HPSC3050 Science in Nineteenth-Century London 2014-15 new
HPSC3051 Zoos in Science and Culture not offered in 2014-15    
HPSC3052 Nature, Technology, and the Environment not offered in 2014-15    
HPSC3053 Globalization in Theory and Practice (fomrerly HPSC2016)
2014-15   link
BASC module title     timetable
BASC1002 Interdisciplinary Research Methods link   link
BASC2012 Science Meets Religion in 21stC link   link
MAPS module title      timetable 
MAPS2001 Science Communication and Computing Moodle   link

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