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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Join a global community of changemakers and health experts dedicated to improving health worldwide.

Do you want to make a positive difference to the health of others? Join a global community of global changemakers and health experts dedicated to improving health worldwide.

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 Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019
  • #4 in the world for public health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019
  • #9 in the UK in social sciences and public health by US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2019

120 years of world-leading research and teaching

Founded by Sir Patrick Manson, LSHTM began as the London School of Tropical Medicine in 1899 at the London Docks. Today, our staff, students and alumni work in government, academia, international agencies and health services across the world.

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Master’s degrees

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine offers a range of specialised taught Master’s degrees in public and global health at its London campus.

Distance Learning

Around 3,000 students learn via distance learning at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. These flexible, online programmes can be taken as a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Master's degree. Each module is also available as a short course, and the structure of the programmes is flexible, so students can study at their own pace.

Subject areas:
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health Policy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health


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.

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Why Study Here?

  • A dynamic, international environment: students come from over 150 countries
  • Global career prospects: LSHTM graduates work in over 180 countries
  • Full-time and part-time study options available, as well as flexible, online courses & intercalated study of medical degrees, research degrees, short courses, both London-based and online.
  • Part of the prestigious University of London

Student life

You’ll be based in the heart of academic London, just a short walk from the British Library and British Museum; with the West End just a little further away. You’re also close to other University of London colleges and their study and social facilities.

Teaching and training are carried out by dedicated staff who are leaders in their fields and have extensive academic, practical and international experience. The fusion of staff and student experience provides a rich environment for students not only to learn from the staff, but from each other.

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