UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies
|Director||Professor Joe Cain|
21 academics4 administrators
|Students||80 undergraduates, 45 MScs, 30 MPhil/PhDs|
|Address||22 Gordon Square, London, WC1E 6BT, London, United Kingdom|
The UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an academic department in University College London, London, England. It is part of UCL's Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. The department offers academic training at both undergraduate and graduate (MSc and MPhil/PhD) levels.
The department received its current name in 1994. It had been the "Department of History and Philosophy of Science" from 1938 to 1994, and the "Department of History and Method of Science" from 1921 to 1938.
University College London was the first UK university to offer undergraduate degrees in this interdisciplinary subject, launching its BSc in history and philosophy of science in 1993. Two related BSc degrees followed shortly thereafter. At UCL, science and technology studies (abbreviated "STS") includes three specialist research clusters: "history of science," "philosophy of science," and "science, culture, and democracy".