The Department of Science and Technology Studies
is an academic department in University College London
. It is part of UCL's Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. The Department offers academic training at both undergraduate and graduate levels. It is one of two departments forming the London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
The department received its current name in 1994
, renamed from the 'Department of History and Philosophy of Science' (originated in 1938), and previously 'the Department of History and Method of Science' (originated in 1921).Smeaton, William A. "History of science at University College London: 1919–47", The British Journal for the History of Science
, 30: 25–28, 1997.
UCL 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. Science and Technology Studies includes the study of history, philosophy, sociology, science policy, and communication of science.
Academic staff in the department in 2011-12 include:Dr Jon Agar,Dr Chiara Ambrosio,Dr Brian Balmer,Dr Karen Bultitude,Dr Joe Cain
,Dr Brendan Clarke,Dr Andrew Gregory,Dr Jane Gregory,Dr Inga Kroener,Dr Simon Jay Lock,Dr Michela Massimi,Prof. Steve Miller,Dr Emma... Read More