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. This year, LSHTM celebrates 120 years of health innovation.

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 for public health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020
  • #9 in the UK in social sciences and public health by US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2019
  • Awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2017
  • Named the #1University of the Year by Times Higher Education in 2016/17

Study programmes 
LSHTM offers a wide range of both London-based Master’s and flexible, online Distance Learning programmes that can be completed within 2 to 5 years. Programmes can be studied full-time or part-time.

Master’s degrees in London
We offer a range of laboratory-based biological and social science MSc programmes to cover all areas of public and population health, epidemiology, control of infectious diseases and tropical medicine.

All London-based master’s degrees:

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 and Policy.

Distance-Learning online programmes
Distance learning allows you to fit your education around work and life commitments wherever you are in the world. LSHTM’s distance learning programmes provide health practitioners, clinicians, policy-makers, scientists and recent graduates with a world-class qualification in public and global health.

We currently offer five distance learning programmes, each of which can be taken as a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Master's degree. The structure of the programmes allows you to be flexible and study at a pace that suits you.

Distance learning programmes:

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.

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.

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

The Study Team
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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