The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 4,000 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries.

Committed to improving health worldwide, the School was recently named the world’s leading research-focused graduate school (Thomson Reuters / Times Higher Education, 2013) and has been cited as one of the world’s top universities for collaborative research.

Why study with us?


The School’s dedicated academic staff are leading experts in their fields, giving students unparalleled access to their knowledge and experience. They have considerable links with key universities and research institutions around the world, together with extensive academic, practical and international experience. With students coming from over 140 countries and wide range of backgrounds, the School provides a rich environment in which students learn from each other.

The School offers 19 London-based Master’s and 5 via Distance Learning. The teaching programme is a combination of laboratory-based biological courses and non-laboratory social scientific courses to cover all areas of public and population health, epidemiology, control of infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Research degrees (MPhil/PhD or DrPH) are offered in many areas of the School’s work. On successful completion of their studies, students are awarded a degree from the University of London.

Students therefore will be incredibly well-equipped to tackle the issues of public and global health in a broader context and so the career opportunities available are exceptional.

Graduates go on to work in a range of capacities for NGOs, ministries of health, health services in the UK and overseas, academia, charities and private industry.

Contact Office



London School of Hygiene &
Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street
London WC1E 7HT


+44 (0) 20 7299 4646


+44 (0) 20 7299 4656



Number of students

London - 1,095
Distance Learning - 3,081
International students (in London) - 508

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