Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide.
  • Our staff, students and alumni work in more than 150 countries in government, academia, international agencies and health services.
  • The School is highly ranked in various global university league tables.



Founded in 1899 by Sir Patrick Manson, the School has expanded in recent years at its two main sites on Keppel Street and Tavistock Place.


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 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.


Careers consultants can deal with a wide range of career related queries, including CVs, applications, cover letter checks, interviews, career choice and job hunting advice.

Distance Learning Courses

Medicine & Health (11)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)


Student services

  • Once you have arrived and settled in, we can introduce you to some important faces and relay the information you will require over the course of your studies.

  • 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

    There are two main categories:

  • private accommodation
  • halls of residence, comprising:
    • private halls,
    • cheaper charity-run halls,
    • University of London intercollegiate halls.
  • 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.

    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

    This cosmopolitan capital city is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation. You can spend your free time sipping a cappuccino in one of the bustling cafes, hand-picking ingredients at Borough Market, or simply watching the world go by in one of Her Majesty’s Royal Parks.

    Whatever you choose to do in London, let us help you do it safely and securely. Here is some information on public transport and health systems in the UK.

    Sports facilities

    The School is situated in Bloomsbury, the heart of the academic community in London. 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.


    • LSHTM last underwent Institutional Review by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in autumn 2012, looking at the quality and standards of our educational provision. This is a process in which all UK universities are required to participate every six years.
    • QAA UK Quality Assured

    London, England, United Kingdom

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