UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This BSc, unique in the UK, investigates the history and philosophy of science around the globe, from Antiquity to the present. We explore the ways science has been used to understand and make sense of the world. The goal is to investigate science's many methods, fundamental concepts, logic and ethics, as well as its role in the modern world.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Research methods in science and technology studies; introduction to science communication; science in the spotlight; history of modern science. Year 2 examples: All second year courses are optional. Year 3 examples: Dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%-80%
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 77%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 95%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 92%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 25
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

25% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 29%

Total Coursework: 66%

Total Practical: 5%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation