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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

LSHTM is highly ranked in various university league tables:

  • #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019
  • #3 in the world and #1 in the UK for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020
  • #4 in the world for Infectious Diseases in US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2021

Specialised programmes, recognised worldwide
LSHTM has a unique range and depth of work across public health, integrating laboratory, clinical, population and social sciences, and delivers a wide range of specialised postgraduate health programmes. Our students gain the unique insight, global connections and essential skills to make a difference where it is needed most. 

Whether your background lies in medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, or economics, LSHTM welcomes students from a wide range of fields. Our master’s degrees include:

Research degrees
We also offer research degrees including MPhil/PhD and Doctorates in Public Health in our three faculties: Epidemiology and Population Health, Infectious and Tropical Diseases and Public Health 

Short Courses & CPD
We offer a range of CPD and short courses in highly specialised areas, both in London and via distance learning, which are ideal for those wishing to further develop their skills further on a short-term basis.

Study opportunities allow students to develop careers responding to global health challenges. Clinicians, policymakers, academics and laboratory scientists come to LSHTM for advanced research training, and many of their alumni go on to careers in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international NGOs.

LSHTM’s careers consultants support students to explore and develop their career options through workshops, employment fairs, career discussions and panels, events, talks and practice interviews.

An internationally recognised research institution, LSHTM:

  • Is a dynamic, international environment: students and alumni come from over 150 countries with over 40% from outside Europe.
  • Has global career prospects: LSHTM graduates work in over 180 countries worldwide.
  • Has full-time and part-time study options available, as well as flexible, online courses & intercalated study of Medical degrees. Research degrees and short courses (London-based and online) are also available.
  • Belongs to the prestigious University of London consortium

Student stories
Visit our student stories page to watch course videos from our students or to read testimonials and find out more about their experiences of studying with us.

Free online courses 
We offer a number of free online courses. These are ideal for prospective students who wish to explore what it would be like to study at LSHTM.

The Study Team
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street
London WC1E 7HT

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