London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Top reasons to study here

  • Directly contribute to leading research through your studies & receive expert teaching from world-class tutors.
  • Experience a dynamic, international learning environment with like-minded global changemakers.
  • Flexibility and choice - choose to study in London or online.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (22)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Social Sciences (5)
Business & Management (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Founded in 1899 at the London Docks, LSHTM is now based in Bloomsbury, where it has two main sites at Keppel Street and Tavistock Place. Today, our staff, students and alumni work in government, academia, international agencies and health services across the world. 


Our education provision has increased to more than 1,000 London-based Master's and Research students, 3,000 studying postgraduate courses by distance learning, and 1,000 each year on short courses and continuous professional development. In 2015, we launched a series of free online courses (MOOCs), studied by around 25,000 participants globally.


The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research in public and global health. We are ranked #1 globally for tropical medicine research (CWUR 2017) and have 1,300+ staff working in more than 100 countries. We have a unique range and depth of expertise integrating laboratory, clinical, population and social sciences. The School is highly rated for impact and our research contributes to health policy and practice in the UK and around the world.


Our careers consultants help with a wide range of career related queries, including CVs, applications, cover letter checks, interviews, career choice and job hunting advice.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

We have a range of student services available to help you make the most of your experience with LSHTM. These include a Careers Service, Student Advice & Counselling, Disability Support, Student Visas & Immigration support, Accommodation Advice, Registry Services and Graduation. Our pre-sessional English courses can help you brush up on the language, ensuring you are best equipped to approach your studies with confidence. 

Housing services

Students have the option of: 

  • Private accommodation.
  • Halls of residence (private halls, cheaper charity-run halls, University of London intercollegiate halls).
  • Short term accommodation.
  • We are on hand to advise about any of the different options to help you find the type of accommodation that suits you best.

Library services

The Library & Archives Service provides access to a huge range of books, journals and electronic resources, as well as advice and training for students and staff. There are also plenty of study spaces available within the Library, across LSHTM and the University of London buildings.

ICT services

The Wireless service eduroam is available to students & staff with their own laptops/mobiles throughout the School. In using the wireless network you agree to abide by our Acceptable Use Policy.

Medical services

Information on the UK National Health System (NHS) can be found on the website of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

Student Life

Campus life

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is located in Bloomsbury, an area with a rich academic, medical and literary history and which is characterised by beautiful Georgian buildings and garden squares. We are situated close to partner institutions of the University of London as well as the world-famous British Museum, and a short walk from Oxford Street, Soho and Covent Garden. 

London truly is a global city, and its cultural wealth and diversity are reflected in its theatre, music, art and cuisine. There are more international students here than in any other city in the world, so your experience in London will be unrivalled in opportunities for creating lifelong memories with new friends.

Sports facilities

The University of London Union (ULU) is situated a minute’s walk from the School, and offers a range of services to students, including refectories, bars, travel agent, shop as well as a gym, swimming pool and other sporting facilities. As a full-time student, you will also be eligible for discounts on travel, cinema and theatre tickets, and in some shops.


The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) 'University of the Year' award for 2016.

Student Reviews

Great school and fab course :)
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just started my course at LSHTM but so far I have LOVED it! The staff genuinely care about the students, the course is well organisations and expectations are made clear from the start. The topics are interesting and varied too. And fellow students are fabulous -- very inclusive and friendly and make the experience so much better!

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very supporting lecturers but ICT department need serious improvement and Library

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