London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London


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About us

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health.

Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

Improving health worldwide

For over 120 years, we've been dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in public and global health. We have a global presence with collaboration at our heart, drawing on world-leading expertise to address major health challenges and educate future health leaders. With over 3,000 staff conducting research in over 100 countries, and more than 4,000 students — our community works on the collective purpose to improve health worldwide.

What makes us different

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

Founded in 1899, LSHTM has been the heart of academic London. Today, our staff, students and alumni work to improve health worldwide in a wide variety of industries.

Highly ranked in various university league tables, LSHTM was named:

  • #1 in the UK and #3 in the world for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023
  • #4 in the world for Infectious Diseases in US News Global Universities Subject Ranking 2022
  • #1 for the key measure of impact, providing the highest quality contribution to the economy or society - Times Higher Education REF2021 Impact Scores
  • #1 in the UK for % of research published by female authors in CWTS Leiden Ranking 2023

LSHTM has a unique range and depth of work across public health, integrating laboratory, clinical, population and social sciences, and delivers a wide range of specialised postgraduate health programmes both in London and online.

This is a very small space but the whole world converges here. Not only the Master’s training but you can see yourself as part of this big global community.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

Course locations

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT

Main Site

Keppel Street, Camden, WC1E 7HT