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RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

RCSI offers four year degrees in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Advanced Therapeutic Technologies. Places are competitive and you should apply early for these progression degrees.

Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education since its establishment in 1784 and is one of the most innovative and student-focused health sciences universities in the world. 

As an RCSI student, you will join a university with a unique surgical heritage that is globally recognised for educational excellence and ground-breaking research. Students benefit from a research-driven education experience, spearheaded by academic departments, many of which are involved in patient-centred clinical care on a daily basis.

RCSI offers ultra-modern campus facilities, designed with students in mind. 26 York Street was not only voted Ireland’s favourite building at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2018 but is one of the most advanced clinical healthcare simulation centres in Europe.

As Ireland's only specialist health sciences university and the only Surgical College in the world to offer undergraduate degree programmes, RCSI's priority is to graduate well-trained, highly skilled healthcare professionals in the disciplines of pharmacy, physiotherapy, advanced therapeutic technologies and medicine. RCSI works closely with its students to build an exciting career in healthcare and help realise their full potential.


  • World #1 for Good Health and Well-being. RCSI has ranked number one in the world for SDG3 ‘Good Health and Well-being’ in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2023.
  • €200 million invested in RCSI facilities since 2017 including Europe's most advanced clinical simulation facility
  • 30,000 alumni and over 60 nationalities represented within the student body
  • Over 80 clubs and societies available for students to join
  • 360 degree support including a career development team focused on assisting you in identifying, mapping and actioning pathways that will shape your future career.


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