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RCSI School of Pharmacy signs Masters agreement with IT Sligo

10 July 2015

RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)'s School of Pharmacy has signed an agreement with the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) which will provide a pathway to IT Sligo graduates to progress to RCSI's Master of Pharmacy programme.

Pictured signing the agreement (l-r) is Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI; and Professor Vincent Cunnane, President, IT Sligo.
This new agreement was signed by Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI and Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of IT Sligo. The articulation agreement will provide graduates of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development with a direct pathway to move into the five-year Master of Pharmacy programme (MPharm) at RCSI. 

Pictured (l-r) is Professor Vincent Cunnane, President, IT Sligo; Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI; and Dr Helena Kelly, School of Pharmacy, RCSI

Speaking on the signing of this agreement, Professor Hannah McGee said, "I am delighted to sign this agreement which will grow our established relationship with IT-Sligo. Attracting students of high potential, proven performance and professional attributes is of fundamental importance to RCSI and I am delighted that this new articulation agreement will in time result in outstanding graduates of our flagship Master of Pharmacy Programme. At RCSI, one of our strategic goals is to create strong partnerships which will allow us to continue to deliver excellence in education and this partnership with IT Sligo will go a long way in achieving this."

Professor Cunnane, said, "This agreement will help strengthen one of the core missions of IT Sligo, which is to enable students to realise their full potential. The partnership with RCSI will offer our graduates in Pharmaceutical Science an exciting new opportunity to fulfill that potential."

RCSI is among the top 50 most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education University World Rankings, 2014-15). It is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland. In 2010, RCSI was granted independent degree awarding status by the State, which enables the College to award degrees alongside its traditional powers to award licentiates.

IT Sligo is one of Ireland's most successful third level educational institutions. A regional leader in education, innovation and economic and social development, it provides courses with the real-world skills that students need to thrive in the 21st century workplace. It is the national leader in the development and delivery of online educational programmes and has been awarded the ‘Taoiseach's Public Service Excellence Award' for its achievements in promoting online learning for both full-time and part-time students.