Master's degrees

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Specialised programmes, recognised worldwide

We offer 23 specialised master’s degrees face-to-face in London and by distance learning. You can tailor programmes individually to your personal learning needs and career goals through a choice of specialised elective modules throughout your degree. Our programmes are stimulating, with a truly global outlook. Dedicated, experienced staff, who are often active researchers themselves, carry out the teaching programmes, both face-to-face and online.

LSHTM consistently ranks highly in various global university league tables, including #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences, based on proportion of publications that belong to top 1% most frequently cited publications (2018 CWT Leiden Ranking), #3 in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking 2018), #6 in the world in the fields of social sciences and public health (US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2018).
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Our Master's programmes:

Practical and career-focused

Our MSc programmes will equip you with a comprehensive knowledge base and a toolkit of practical skills to develop a successful career in public & global health. 

In London, formal lectures usually take place in the mornings, and then the smaller practical group sessions held in the afternoon are where you get the chance to apply your theoretical learning to real-world situations. You will often work together with other students to tackle a problem, complete a project or to acquire new skills, with the class tutor acting more as a catalyst than as an instructor.

With the distance learning programmes, most of the key study materials are provided online, via the LSHTM's online Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. To enhance your studies further, tutor-supported online discussion forums are provided. 

All programmes play a key role in responding to the demands of public health professionals, clinicians, policy-makers, academics and laboratory scientists for advanced research training in the national and international medical and public health community. Read more about our Graduate Careers & Destinations.

A rich, international learning environment

Studying at LSHTM, whether in London or by distance learning, gives you access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise. This is done through contact with students and staff from very diverse backgrounds, the fusion of which provides a rich environment for our students to learn, as you can tap into each other’s wealth of personal, professional and academic experience. We have staff from 68 different countries of origin, and both London-based and distance learning students from 150 different countries of origin.