Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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.

Short Courses

Computer Science & IT (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

Services

Housing services

The accommodation available to you will depend on a number of factors including the duration of your course, your budget and your personal circumstances/ preferences. If you are undertaking one of our short courses then you will normally be sent a list of hotels in Liverpool. Students undertaking Professional Diplomas, Masters Degrees and PhD programmes will have a greater choice of accommodation options available to them (examples include: student halls, lodgings, room in a shared student house). LSTM does not possess its own accommodation. Therefore, our student accommodation provision is, on the whole, an information and advice service.

Library services

The LSTM Library has access to a wide selection of research materials, both print and online. It also provides a range of services in a modern, zoned study environment.Our library is particularly strong in the fields of tropical diseases, epidemiology, humanitarianism, entomology, parasitology, paediatrics and reproductive health including all associated biological, medical and vetinary sciences. 

ICT services

The IT Department have recently transferred systems away from the University of Liverpool and have taken the opportunity to deploy many new technologies including Office 365 and Sharepoint online as well as introducing Cloud applications for many corporate systems. 

Digital resources:

  • e-Journals
  • e-books
  • Databases

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