LSHTM has more than 30,000 alumni working across the globe in government, academia, international agencies and health services.

  • 120 years of world-leading research and teaching
  • Offers online and London-based master’s programmes
  • Teaching staff- experts & active researchers in their fields
  • A unique environment for research degree training
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About LSHTM

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

Students, academics, and professionals study at postgraduate level with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), a part of the prestigious University of London. They come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health. It is home to international students from over 150 countries and its graduates work in over 180 countries.

LSHTM is dedicated to quality cross-disciplinary research and is involved at every stage of the research pipeline, from basic science all the way through to evaluation of health interventions, and providing a firm foundation of evidence for improving health. The school takes research out into the real world to make a tangible difference in people’s lives.

It is one of the top public health institutions in the world and is highly ranked in various university league tables:

  • No.1 in Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019
  • No.3 in the world and No.1 in the UK for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020
  • No.4 in the world for Infectious Diseases by US News Global Universities Subject Ranking 2021

LSHTM’s postgraduate teaching 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 30,000 alumni working across the globe in government, academia, international agencies and health services.

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.

Teaching excellence

Postgraduate courses

Research

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Facilities

Student life

English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

7.0

Undergraduate

7.0

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Key facts and figures at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

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 2020
Source: ARWU

201

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

£15,180

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£9,180

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

POSTGRADUATE

£24,150

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

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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

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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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