London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Established in 1899, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has an internationally excellent reputation for its research, the people that it trains and the actual impact that it has on international public health. Our academic staff are leading experts in their fields giving students unparalleled access to their knowledge and experience. With students coming from over 120 countries and a wide range of backgrounds, the school provides a rich environment where students learn from each other.
The diversity of the School's students and staff is exceptional; over 3000 Masters (London-based and distance learning) and research students come from over 120 countries and staff from about 45. The fusion of staff and student experience provides a rich environment for students not only to learn from the staff but, importantly, to learn from each other.
Some courses require previous training in biological sciences, medicine and mathematics, but a large number of our courses take people who have studied humanities, social sciences, anthropology, natural sciences, and more. An increasing number of our students have chosen to take an MSc at the School before going on to study graduate medicine giving them a wider understanding of health and disease, but in the long run it will also set them apart from other doctors.
The School is located in the heart of London, and immediately adjacent to the University of London's central precinct and the British Museum. Students benefit from the facilities and events at the University of London Union and the Student Representative Council. Whatever you are interested in, you will find it in London – from historical monuments, national archives, dynamic architecture, museums and art galleries, to multi-cultural festivals, great restaurants, terrific nightlife and plenty of shopping!
Our students are incredibly well-equipped to tackle the issues of public health in a broader context and so the career opportunities available are exceptional. Our graduates go on to work in a range of capacities in NGOs, ministries of health, health services in the UK and overseas, academia, charities and private industry.