Research course

Science and Technology Studies

Institution
UCL - University College London · Science and Technology Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry

September

Course content

History of science: history of physics, of biology, of chemistry and of astronomy Philosophy of science: philosophy of physics, of chemistry and of medicine Science and the media: science communication and scientists’ use of the media; public understanding of science; science and journalism Sociology of science and science policy: policies for biotechnology and genetics; 20th-century evolutionary studies; ethics and integrity in scientific research.

Department specialisms

History of science: history of physics, of biology, of chemistry and of astronomy Philosophy of science: philosophy of physics, of chemistry and of medicine Science and the media: science communication and scientists’ use of the media; public understanding of science; science and journalism Sociology of science and science policy: policies for biotechnology and genetics; 20th-century evolutionary studies; ethics and integrity in scientific research.

Information for international students

See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

UK/EU research students in the area of either history of science or philosophy of science are eligible for AHRC studentships. The department has 1+3 and +3 recognition status from the ESRC for UK/EU studentships in the area of science and technology studies.

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Mr Alasdair Tatum
Email
sts@ucl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7679 0170
Fax
020 7679 3001