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Pharmacy at RCSI


RCSI is the only specialist health sciences university in Ireland, offering its students the opportunity to study in an environment where all students at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level are pursuing excellence in the health sciences.

RCSI is the only Royal Surgical College (of the Royal Colleges in Canada, the UK or Australia) that also offers undergraduate degree programmes (in Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy). 

RCSI is also Ireland’s largest medical school and one of the most international medical schools in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016-17) places RCSI in the top 250 institutions worldwide and joint first place in the Republic of Ireland.  

Pharmacy at RCSI

As an RCSI Pharmacy graduate, you will have: 

A career that works for you ...

  • Choose to work across the globe thanks to an internationally portable qualification.
  • Explore a range of career opportunities from hospital and clinical pharmacy to regulatory bodies to world leading pharmaceutical companies.
  • Contribute to innovation and discovery in healthcare.
  • Become a fully qualified healthcare professional immediately after graduation, giving ?you access to attractive salaries and high employability after just five years of study.

A career that enables you to work for the benefit of others ...

The role of the pharmacist is constantly evolving and expanding allowing you to:

  • Take clinical responsibility caring for patients in hospital or community settings.
  • Adopt one of the many expanding pharmacy specialties in cancer care, medicines safety, paediatrics, or mental health.
  • Work on the frontiers of research, leading the quest for innovations and discoveries that improve human health.

A career that you are ready for ...

  • Specialist training and strategically targeted work placements ensure that RCSI Pharmacy graduates are ready for the workplace immediately after graduation.
  • Graduates have an internationally portable qualification and can register as pharmacists in Ireland and throughout the European Union immediately after graduation.
  • The MPharm will also act as a platform for professional pharmacy registration in other geographies. Alternatively, students can choose to exit the MPharm programme at the end of year four and graduate with a National University of Ireland (NUI)/RCSI accredited Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSc Pharm) which allows them to return to their home country to fulfil licensure requirements as per local pharmacy board regulations.

Learn more about the MPharm programme at RCSI.

International pharmacy female students