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.
Highly ranked in various university league tables, LSHTM was named:
#1 in the UK and #3 in the world for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
#1 in the UK for % of research published by female authors - CWTS Leiden Ranking 2023
#4 in the world for Infectious Diseases by US News Global Universities Subject Ranking 2022
LSHTM was also awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2021 for our world-leading work on COVID-19 and pandemic preparedness.
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:
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 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
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.