Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), founded in 1898, was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine.



LSTM has a long history of offering its academic skills and expertise to in-country owners of public health programmes, such as Ministries of Health; regional bodies and (inter-)national health organisations. LSTM staff provide quality programme management; consultancy and training in international health to reduce the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries.


LSTM was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine

LSTM offers a wide range of courses from one day laboratory courses through to Master’s programmes and PhDs.

Research degrees, Master’s degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates lead to University of Liverpool awards. Other courses are delivered as part of LSTM's portfolio of professional programmes. These are non credit-bearing and many are accredited by external professional bodies.


LSTM has been at the forefront of research into infectious, debilitating and disabling diseases worldwide since 1898. Our research continues to improve the health of the world's poorest people, with a research portfolio well over £210 million.

A research degree involves a period of research study in an area appropriate to the needs of the particular student, followed by the submission of a thesis. LSTM welcome applications from Self Funding students. You can send your Research Degree Applications at any time of the year. In 2015/16, we currently have 128 Postgraduate Research (PGR) students in LSTM from 39 different countries.


Medical services

A travel health service, providing pre-travel advice and post-travel consultations to the public and healthcare professionals. Post-travel LSTM provides clinical services through the NHS for tropical medicine, both in-patient and out-patient. The out-patient clinic is on site and patients requiring in-patient care are admitted to the Regional Infectious Disease Unit.

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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