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.

LSHTM building Keppel Street
LSHTM have been teaching since in 1899 and have been delivering online learning programmes since 1998.

Today, they have over 4000 students studying by distance learning from over 150 countries.

LSHTM programmes will equip you with a comprehensive knowledge base and a toolkit of practical skills to develop a successful career in public and global health. All programmes play a key role in responding to public health challenges around the world.

LSHTM graduates go on to diverse career paths, becoming clinicians, policy-makers, academics and laboratory scientists, to name just a few.

Highly ranked in various university league tables, LSHTM was:

  • First in Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019.
  • Third in the world for public health in Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020.
  • Fourth in the world for Infectious Diseases by US News Global Universities Subject Ranking 2021.
  • University of the Year 2016 by Times Higher Education.

A rich, international learning environment

Studying with LSHTM, whether in London or by distance learning, gives you access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Your studies are done through contact with students and staff from very diverse backgrounds. This fusion provides a rich environment for our students to learn, as you can tap into each other’s wealth of personal, professional and academic experience.

Graduates go on to work in a range of capacities for NGOs, ministries of health, health services in the UK and overseas, academia, charities and private industry.

Those graduating from the School can set up their own alumni chapters wherever they are in the world. Alumni also benefit from a vibrant and international online community as well as careers guidance.