Prospective undergraduates have several routes to study the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM).
BSc Biology with Science and Society
This three-year undergraduate course includes historical and science communication elements.
It is designed for biology students wishing to set the biosciences in their contemporary social context. Specialist areas include the critical history and social implications of genetics, evolutionary theory, biomedical sciences and modern medical practice.
Optional course units on other courses
We provide optional units, core course material and dissertation supervision to hundreds of students on undergraduate degree courses across the University.
By taking HSTM units, you can acquire an understanding through history, studying how and why science, technology and medicine change over time.
There are three ways of taking HSTM units on other courses.
Whatever your area of study, most Faculties and Schools in the University enable you to take option units from HSTM.
If you are interested, you should check with your tutor, personal advisor or programme director whether these units are available to you. All units are delivered in 10 and 20-credit versions.
The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) offers a suite of multidisciplinary study options through their Flexible Honours scheme. This allows undergraduate students on compatible degrees within SALC to take up to 40 credits per year in HSTM units as a Minor subject.
This is a particularly attractive prospect for arts and humanities students wishing to explore the interface between the arts and the sciences. You might be the next Arthur C Clarke (or Michael Frayn)! Or you could define an unconventional study path leading to exciting careers in media, policy, and broadcasting.
The University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) allows you to study units from across the University with as much freedom as you want if it fits in your timetable. Most of our HSTM units can be taken as UCIL units, so you can take them as part of the UCIL study programme.