The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is one of the highest-rated postgraduate and research institutions for public and global health.

  • #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences (2018 Leiden)
  • #3 in the world for Public Health (Shanghai Ranking 2018)
  • #6 in social sciences & public health (US News Ranking 2018)
  • 120 years of world-leading research and teaching
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About LSHTM

Students, academics, and professionals come to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) from all over the world because of its international presence, collaborative ethos, research excellence and prestigious study programmes in public and global health.

With a rich history of 120 years of world-leading research and teaching, LSHTM has built a strong and diverse international network of academics, alumni, students and partners. They all contribute to its mission of improving health worldwide, and have helped to establishing its place as one of the top public health institutions in the world.

Part of the University of London, LSHTM delivers research-led educational programmes to future health leaders, managers and researchers across the world. It has more than 1,000 master’s and doctoral students, 3,000 studying by distance learning and 1,000 each year on professional development programmes. Its programmes are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of public and global health and are recognised by employers around the world.

LSHTM has more than 20,000 alumni in over 180 countries working in government, academia, international agencies and health services.

LSHTM consistently ranks highly in various global university league tables, and has a strong academic and media presence worldwide.

  • 3rd in the world for Public Health – Shanghai Ranking 2018
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for the proportion of academic research with women listed as authors-2019 CWTS Leiden Ranking.
  • 13th in the world, 9th in the UK in social sciences and public health - US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2019
  • 27th in the world for medicine - 2019 QS World University Rankings
  • Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2017
  • 1st in Europe for research impact in sciences - top 1% most frequently cited publications according to 2018 CWT Leiden Ranking
  • Named ‘University of the Year 2016/17’ by Times Higher Education awards

It has 3,000 staff based all around the world with core hubs in London and at the MRC Units in The Gambia and Uganda, which joined LSHTM in February 2018. Its outstanding, diverse and committed staff make an impact where it is most needed - deploying research in real time in response to crises, developing innovative programmes for major health threats, or training the next generations of public and global health leaders and researchers.

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7.0

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DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

96 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

17.65% International students from USA

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
Source: ARWU

151

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£15,180

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£9,180

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POSTGRADUATE

£23,160

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Ankita, UK 5

The Best School for Public Health

I love the School! This course has an unmatched diversity of people coming from all backgrounds and nationalities which helps you to expand your knowledge on different situations. You get to hear personal opinions and stories with respect to an issue that otherwise you only would have learnt through new read full review

I love the School! This course has an unmatched diversity of people coming from all backgrounds and nationalities which helps you to expand your knowledge on different situations. You get to hear personal opinions and stories with respect to an issue that otherwise you only would have learnt through news ( many a times it doesn't even make it to the media). The program although extremely intense is well developed and allows you to tailor it to your interests which makes your overall profile unique. The professors are veterans of their fields and very helpful. Since the schedule is so tightly packed, the course would come to an end rather too early but it's important that you don't get overwhelmed by it and manage your time well. I made the best decision of coming to the School. Just being surrounded by like minded people who share an ardor for health that resonates with yours would only amplify your passion and make you more determined to create an impact. show less

Leslie, UK 5

LSHTM is an amazing place to study

I have had a marvellous experience studying at LSHTM. The teaching staff here are very personable and friendly. I especially enjoy the opportunity to look at parasites and insects down a microscope. The lectures and practicals are always very high quality. 

I have had a marvellous experience studying at LSHTM. The teaching staff here are very personable and friendly. I especially enjoy the opportunity to look at parasites and insects down a microscope. The lectures and practicals are always very high quality.

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