Why study at LSTM?

Why study at LSTM?

When you study at LSTM, you’ll learn from leading experts, deepen your understanding of global health priorities and the research underpinning them, discover new areas that excite you, and have opportunities for research overseas. All while living in the vibrant, culturally rich city of Liverpool.

Our programmes and courses will help you achieve your future aspirations or support your current career. These include short courses and diplomas, online courses, Master’s and PhD programmes, taught in cutting-edge research and education facilities.

Reasons to study a Master's programme at LSTM

  • We offer an authentic, skills-focused applied learning experience with global impact. 
  • We provide the environment and network to access world-leading experts opening up opportunities for employment and career progression on a global scale. Our students have direct access to a global network of researchers and students spanning over 70 countries. 

  • Our focus on skills development is embedded throughout our programmes and strengthens your future impact in work settings. Topics include: critical appraisal and review of literature and evidence, scientific writing and impactful communication, computing and data management, and skills for employability including project management, leadership and working collaboratively.

  • Every Master’s student has an option to undertake a field-based overseas project. This gives an unapparelled global experience and access to LSTM’s global network of over 70 partners.

  • High impact dissertations are commended by external stakeholders with many published in high profile journals. 

  • Master’s programmes are intentionally structured for students to dedicate the whole of the summer semester to their dissertation to ensure high-quality and focused projects with supervision from expert academic researchers. 

  • Programmes with impact - our impact score in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks 2nd in UK for impact and 12th overall in REF2021

  • Our Master’ projects are directly linked to the high impact research studies and research teams.  

  • Market-led content has been designed to reflect stakeholder feedback including sector experts, academic leaders in the field, students and alumni.

  • Access to Pembroke House provides high-quality simulation and immersive reality suites, digital learning areas and flexible working spaces creating a globally connected digital learning environment, facilitating productive interactions with industry, partners, students, and global and local communities.  Read more about Pembroke House here


Our students have gone on to have renowned research careers, to work in government ministries and at the WHO, the UN and many well-known NGOs, and to be leaders in global health. Together, our students, faculty and alumni are a community of innovators, dedicated to improving the health of the world’s poorest people. 

The jewel in the crown here is the fact that our students have the opportunity to learn overseas. A great deal of our students come here specifically because they get opportunities to work in tropical regions on their research. It’s being able to go out and see the challenges in the real world – there’s nothing like it. Field work transforms people’s careers and their view of those problems

Dr James Lacourse, Director of Studies 


Studying at LSTM and living in Liverpool was truly some of my favourite months of my adult and professional life. I was challenged on a daily basis and stimulated to continuously learn and grow as an individual and part of a team.

Julia Fedec, Diploma in Tropical Nursing