Research Degrees

Graduate students have produced outstanding theses in a wide array of subjects relating to the history of public health, with particular strengths in the history of substance use and the development of health systems. The topics of recent successful PhD theses include: the development of the British health and safety system; disability policy in post-war Britain; medical cannabis; alcohol and binge drinking; and mental health in India. Many former students now continue to work in the field both at LSHTM and further afield.

Research students benefit from the advice of a specialist supervisor/s and all are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of expertise available within the Faculty and the School more widely.

As a PhD student, you will have many opportunities to present your work and to share ideas through the Faculty’s wide and varied range of research seminars. You are also encouraged to gain valuable experience by establishing and convening your own networks and workshops. PhD students may also gain experience in teaching and leading seminar groups.

For a list of current and past PhDs follow this link: