Doctor of Philosophy


Your future

Your postgraduate degree at RCSI builds skills, expertise and specialist knowledge in your chosen field, in preparation for career pathways across many employment sectors including higher education, health, and industry or entrepreneurial roles.

Your degree will equip you with a transferable skill-set that is highly valued by employers, ranging from problem-solving, critical reasoning, and thinking in-depth to the ability to project manage, communicate and collaborate effectively.

As a graduate of RCSI, you join a community of over 30,000 alumni worldwide.

With campuses located in Dublin, Dubai, Bahrain and Malaysia, and a global network of strong and productive collaborators, some of the world’s most exciting career opportunities are available to you as a graduate of RCSI.

Cian O'Leary

"... I got to work with a close-knit collective that maximised my future opportunities, but more importantly, found new long-lasting friendships."

Cian O’Leary, PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Class of 2016 Read Cian's story
Brandon Chalazan

"This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn and work alongside a pioneer within the field of cardiovascular genetics ..."

Padraig Hawkins

"... my knowledge on my chosen research topic and experimental techniques have grown massively."