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Master’s at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Master’s at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Do you want to make a difference in the health of others? Do you want to join a global community of students and health experts dedicated to improving health worldwide?

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with a mission to improve health worldwide.

Whether you are interested in medicine, lab science, public health, population studies or emerging diseases, the School's study programmes will prepare you to tackle present and future health challenges.

As well as being awarded University of Year 2016/17 by Times Higher Education, and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2018, LSHTM also ranks highly in various global university league tables:

  • 1st in the world for tropical medicine research (Center for World University Rankings, 2017)
  • 2nd in the world for parasitology (Center for World University Rankings, 2017)
  • 6th in the world for social sciences and public health (US News Best Global Universities, 2017)
  • 7th in the world for infectious diseases, public environment and occupational health, and social sciences and biomedical (Center for World University Rankings, 2017)
  • 25th in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings, 2017)
  • 2nd overall on the key measure of impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
  • Top in Europe for impact (Leiden Rankings, 2015).
Master’s at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Study infectious diseases

From flu to malaria to HIV/AIDS: wherever we are, we are confronted by infectious diseases. Emerging zoonotic diseases such as Ebola or Zika are making the headlines more frequently and there is an increased need for health workers with the right set of skills to help prevent and control future outbreaks.

Our Master's programmes including One HealthMedical MicrobiologyMedical ParasitologyMedical Entomology for Disease ControlImmunology of Infectious Diseases and Control of Infectious Diseases will help you understand what causes diseases, how they spread and how we can control and prevent them.

Study population health

The school offers a wide range of master's programmes in population health including epidemiologymedical statisticsnutritionglobal mental health or Europe's only course in Demography & Health.

Study public health

We also have a large public health programme offered in London or by distance learning, allowing students to specialise in various areas such as environment, health services management, health promotion or health economics. Other public health master's on offer include the MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing (run with LSE) and Public Health for Development.

Visit our website for further information on all our study programmes including research degrees, short courses, distance learning programmes and free online courses.

If you have any queries, please contact us at [email protected] 

Master’s at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


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