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, with 4,000 students and more than 1,300 staff working in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, and was recently cited as one of the world's top universities for collaborative research.

Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

Founded by Sir Patrick Manson in 1899, the School is now part of the University of London and has expanded in recent years at its two main sites on Keppel Street and Tavistock Place. Our research funding has grown to over £60 million per annum from national and international sources including the UK government, the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The School's multidisciplinary expertise includes clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists, molecular biologists and immunologists. We work with our partners worldwide to support the development of teaching and research capacity, and our alumni work in more than 180 countries.

Why Study Here?

  • Leading postgraduate institution for research and postgraduate education in global health.
  • Part of the University of London, the School is the largest institution of its kind in Europe with a remarkable depth and breadth of expertise encompassing many disciplines. It is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK.
  • A rich portfolio of Masters courses, delivered either in London or through distance-learning.
  • International environment. Students come from over 100 countries. Over 40% of these students are from non-European countries.
  • Global reach with the large alumni network. Alumni are working in over 180 countries. The School has about 1300 staff drawn from over 60 countries.
  • Full-time and part-time options available, as well as intercalated study of Medical degrees.
  • Research degrees and short course study are also available.
Student life

The School is located in the heart of London, and immediately adjacent to the University of London's central precinct and the British Museum. Students benefit from the facilities and events at the University of London Union and the Student Representative Council. The School has its own dedicated Student Adviser, able to advise students on non-academic issues, such as immigration and visa issues, accommodation, or financial worries which may arise during studies. LSHTM's Careers Service advises students on a one-to-one basis, whether you want tips on writing an effective CV, or just need help deciding what to do next.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Why study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine?

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Location address
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street

London, England, WC1E 7HT GB