UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies
|Director||Professor Joe Cain|
21 academics3 professional services
|Students||80 undergraduates, 45 MScs, 40 MPhil/PhDs|
|Location||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 bee the "Department of History and Philosophy of Science" from 1938 - 1994, and the "Department of History and Method of Science" from 1921 - 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 the study of history, philosophy and sociology of science, science policy and governance, and science communication, engagement, and evaluation.
The departmental offices are located in Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London. The department also houses the UK RRI Hub (a centre for developing science policy in the area of responsible research and innovation) and the EconPublic research team (a project focused on history of economics in the public sphere).