The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a well-known institute for postgraduate, continuing education and research programs in the country. LSHTM laid its foundation in 1899 at the London docks based in Bloomsbury. The college is one of the best UK universities for international students that operates through 3300 staff working all around the world with main operations being carried out from London and MRC units at Gambia and Uganda.
It has almost 3000 students taking the distance learning program and 1000 students participating in short courses and continuing professional courses. More than 70,000 students take advantage of the LSHTM free online courses. The institute is a site of diversity and inclusion that welcomes candidates from over 100 countries across the globe and is one of the coveted choices for studying in the UK
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine admissions observe July 17 as its application deadline and require a non-refundable fee of 50 GBP from all its applicants. The institute has a moderate rate of acceptance and a high rate of employment with over 80% of its graduates employed in various sectors and earning an average starting salary of 42,653 GBP per year as per the stats revealed by PayScale.
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|Type of Institution||Public|
|Endowment||13.3 million GBP (as on July 31, 2017)|
|Number of Campuses||1|
|Number/Percentage of International Students||1345|
|Total number of Staff||3000 across 100+ countries|
|Graduate Job Rate||81%|
|Number of Residence Vacancy||45 rooms|
|Type of Academic Programs||MSC., Ph.D., Part-time, distance, blended|
|Mode of Program||Full time, distance and online|
|Average Graduate Salary||16,748 GBP|
|Research Investment||176.8 million GBP|
|Research Income||121.9 million GBP|
|Admissions Helpdesk||+44 (0)207 299 4646,|
Application Portal: Online application via LSHTM’s application portal or paper application form (available on request)
Application Fee: 50 GBP
Application Deadline: July 17
Basic Admission Requirements
|Exam||Band A (highest)||Band B (mid-range)||Band C (lowest)|
|TOEFL - IBT||Overall 108: Writing 27|
Listening 23 Reading 23
|Overall 100: Writing 24 Listening 21|
|Overall 80: Writing 20 Listening 18|
Supporting Documents and information that will be asked for while applying for admission include:
For all the prospective candidates applying for admissions at the institute, the cost of living for international students in the UK is as compiled below.
Fee for various courses at the institute is as tabulated below.
|Program||Full-time students||Part-time students|
|Control of Infectious Disease||24,200 GBP||12,100 GBP|
|Demography and Health||24,200 GBP||12,100 GBP|
|Epidemiology||24,200 GBP||12,100 GBP|
|Global Mental Health||29,850 GBP||-|
|Health Data Science||24,200 GBP||-|
|Health Policy, Planning and Financing||24,264 GBP||12,132 GBP|
|Immunology of Infectious Diseases||25,770 GBP||12,885 GBP|
|Medical Entomology for Disease Control||25,770 GBP||12,885 GBP|
|Medical Microbiology||25,770 GBP||12,885 GBP|
|Medical Parasitology||25,770 GBP||12,885 GBP|
Other expenses apart from the basic fee are as follows:
|Type of Expenditure||Cost (in GBP, per week)|
|Accommodation (includes basic facilities)||300|
|Books and supplies||10|
|Clothing and personal care||25|
The institute offers various scholarships as financial support for international students looking to study in the UK. Students willing to avail financial aid have access to over 200 sources such as charities, government agencies, companies and individuals.
Each scholarship awarded to students has a separate application process and deadlines which must be adhered to. The table below gives details of various scholarships available for international students:
|Scholarship Name||Eligibility Criteria||Amount Awarded|
|Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund Scholarship||Enrolled in M. Sc Public Health for Development;|
Committed towards water, sanitation and hygiene practices.
|Full time tuition fee including field trip fee|
|Diana Walford Scholarship||Must be resident or national of a low or middle income country; Intend to return to their country after completing M. Sc;|
Submit in writing the inability to pay the fees for the program; Meet English language requirements;
Be offered admission to any M. Sc program for 2020-21.
|Full time tuition fee including field trip fee|
|LSHTM Fund Scholarship||Must be resident or national of a low or middle income country; Intend to return to their country after completing M. Sc; Submit in writing the inability to pay the fees for the program;|
Meet English language requirements; Be offered admission to any M. Sc program for 2020-21.
|Full time tuition fee including field trip fee,|
living allowance up to 17,175 GBP and summer project allowance of 2000 GBP.
LSHTM alumni network includes more than 30,000 members from 180 countries. Its membership is free for all students and staff and is a source to stay connected with other members through events around the world and contribute to the college through various means such as being a mentor to current students, take part in career events, make donations that can be used for improving health facilities.
Notable alumni members of the school include Alison Coulter – Director of Health Services for Thrive Worldwide, Giovanna Jaramillo Gutierrez – Senior Epidemiologist at WHO, Dr. Luke Kane – General Practitioner of National Health Service, Mushtaque Chowdhury – Dean of the BRAC University James P. Grant School of Public Health, professor of Population and Family Health at Columbia University, Urvashi Prasad – Public Policy Specialist at the NITI Aayog and many others.
About 81% of the institute’s graduates are employed while 9% continue education. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medical organises career workshops, fairs and discussions with panel, networking events and connecting with alumni for students.
Top employers of the graduates include Kenya Medical Research Institute, University College London, Medical Research Council, Public Health England, World Health Organization, Imperial College London, United Nations etc.
Graduates of the University are working as doctor, nurses, nutritionist, epidemiologist, pharmacist, scientific officer, clinical researcher, eye care specialist, healthcare scientist, health consultant or program managers.
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#25 [Out of 600]
86.6 [Out of 100]
#251 - #300 [Out of 400]
#40 [Out of 50]
80.4 [Out of 100]
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