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The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a specialist university in Bloomsbury, London, with a long-established reputation for world-leading research into public and global health.
The university is one of the highest ranked institutions for public health, and offers only postgraduate degree courses. It is ranked 3rd in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking 2022), and 4th in the world for Infectious Diseases (US News Best Global Universities Subject Ranking 2021).
Courses are selective and attract top students, who make up a highly international cohort. The university attracts not only student learners but academics and professionals looking to enhance their global health career through research degrees and short courses.
First established in 1899, LSHTM has been a pioneering force in global research and teaching for over 120 years, and has a cultivated a strong network of academics, partners and over 30,000 alumni who are active in over 180 countries and in many sectors, from research to policy making.
LSHTM builds expertise at a range of scales, from the molecular to the global, the theoretical to the applied, the analytical to the political. It is one of the best regarded public health institutions and is continually building on its long and illustrious heritage. The university enjoys a 91% student satisfaction rating according to Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2019-20, and fosters a strong media presence worldwide.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine students on Postgraduate Search say:
“The university experience has been great - very different to a typical undergraduate experience but it feels as though we are at a centre of exciting research and surrounded by likeminded, intelligent and approachable people. It's been one of the best years of my life so far.”
All programmes at LSHTM are taught at postgraduate level, by the university’s award-winning teaching faculty. Classes are small, and students benefit from a high level of contact with their lecturers and tutors, with course content being informed by the latest and most relevant health research from the wider academic community.
Teaching facilities are well funded and fully furnished with the latest equipment and technologies to ensure that graduates complete their course in excellent preparation for meaningful employment or further study.