London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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.

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

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. This year, LSHTM celebrates 120 years of health innovation.

We are ranked:

• #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019

• #4 in the world for public health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019

• #9 in the UK in social sciences and public health by US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2019

Education

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

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.

•           In search of better vaccines: creating the route to ending a disease. 

Research

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research in public and global health. We are ranked:

• #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019

• #4 in the world for public health in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019

• #9 in the UK in social sciences and public health by US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2019

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.

Career

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. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
108 -29
2019
79 -4
2018
75
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.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
201 -50
2018
151 50
2017
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

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).

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 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.

Accreditation

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

Student Reviews

The best School out there for Public Health
Ankita rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love the School! This course has an unmatched diversity of people coming from all backgrounds and nationalities which helps you to expand your knowledge on different situations. You get to hear personal opinions and stories with respect to an issue that otherwise you only would have learnt through news ( many a times it doesn't even make it to the media). The program...

Awesome experience from a great course !
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The course provided a great amount of useful knowledge covering not only basic immunology concepts but also advanced immunology research areas spanning topics such as allergy, ageing, cancer and virology. There are also a lot of opportunities to improve transferable skills such as public speaking, critical thinking and leadership. There was enough helpful information and...

An oldy but a goody.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The London School of Hygiene (LSHTM) is a very good school for studying the various aspects of health sciences, whether that be the broad governmental aspects right down to things at a cellular level. The lecturers and research fellows are consistently enthusiastic, and during one's time there you can expect to study a lot - the pressure is high and the workload is...

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