Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy

Whether giving patients advanced clinical care or moving forward an agenda of drug related science RCSI School of Pharmacy uniquely offers you a wide variety of professional opportunities to match your skill-set and fulfill your expectations.

The School is part of the historic and globally recognised Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, which is based on St Stephens Green, Dublin at the heart of our capital city.

The four-year programme Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) that we offer is accredited by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. The programme is exciting, dynamic and innovative. We employ novel teaching methodologies to drive learning. Class sizes are small with up to 30% of the class comprising of international students, which offers a unique flavour and global perspective.

You will experience inter-professional education in order to prepare you for collaborative practice. Your learning will be contextualised by structured clinical placements in our 200 Associated-Faculty of pharmacists throughout Ireland. You will have the opportunity to travel to the University of Lorraine (France) through the Erasmus programme and to the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University (United States of America) to undertake part of your studies.

On completion of the B.Sc. (Pharm.) programme you can directly enter into the National Pharmacy Internship Programme, which leads to the award of a Masters in Pharmacy. RCSI is the sole national provider of this programme for the Pharmaceutical Society if Ireland. During this year you will be placed with an approved tutor in a training establishment as you complete your studies to be a pharmacist.

This M. Pharm. is the qualification that will then permit you to apply for registration as a pharmacist in Ireland, the European Union and enjoys international recognition so that you can return home and proceed to register a pharmacist.

In addition if you so wish this M. Pharm. will allow you to progress to undertake a doctorate. A doctorate will permit you to develop your expertise in either clinical pharmacy or drug-delivery and practice as clinical specialist hospital pharmacist or as a senior pharmacist in pharmaceutical industry.

To find out more about studying Pharmacy in RCSI, please click on the video below.



Professor Paul J. Gallagher
Head of the School of Pharmacy