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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


LSHTM is a world-leading centre for research in public and global health Founded in 1899 at the London Docks, LSHTM is now based in Bloomsbury, the heart of academic London. Today, our staff, students and alumni work to improve health worldwide in a wide variety of industries: government, academia, international agencies, and health services.


LSHTM has a unique range and depth of expertise integrating laboratory, clinical, population and social sciences. LSHTM is highly rated for impact and our research contributes to health policy and practice in the UK and around the world.

We are ranked:

• #3 in the world for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

• #2 in the world for Public, Environmental and Occupational Health and #4 for Infectious Diseases by US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2022

Examples of projects have included:

•       Drones and phones: how mobile tech is fighting global diseases.

•       Where humans and animals collide: Emerging infections and newfound resistance.


LSHTM is ranked #1 in the world for the proportion of research papers that are open access by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022 and awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for world-leading work on COVID-19 and pandemic preparedness.

At LSHTM, we 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. LSHTM is highly rated for impact and our research contributes to health policy and practice in the UK and around the world.


Study opportunities allow students to develop careers responding to global health challenges, and LSHTM has more than 30,000 alumni working across the globe in government, academia, international agencies and health services.

Students can benefit from assistance from our careers consultants, who can help with a wide range of career-related queries, including CVs, applications, cover letter checks, interviews, career choice and job hunting advice. The careers services hosts talks and events throughout the year to enable students to feel confident in making the next steps in their career. 

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Student services

We have a range of Student Support Services available to help you make the most of your experience with LSHTM. These include a careers service, counselling for students who might experience anxiety or stress and other mental health issues, disability support, visas & immigration support, accommodation advice, and the Student Hub which provides registry services.

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.

Staff are on hand to advise about any of the 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 and across LSHTM, and students also have access to study spaces across the University of London.

ICT services

The Wireless service eduroam is available to students & staff, and there are computer rooms available for use by students throughout LSHTM.

Medical services

Students can register with a local GP surgery when they arrive, usually during Welcome Week. Information on the UK National Health System (NHS) can be found on the website of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

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 has previously been voted the world’s best student city. 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; your experience in London will be unrivalled in opportunities.

Sports facilities

The University of London Union (ULU) is situated a minute’s walk from LSHTM 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 was awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) 'University of the Year' award for 2016.

London, England, United Kingdom

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