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 and entrepreneurial roles.

Your degree will equip you with a transferable skill-set that is highly valued by employers particularly for problem-solving, critical reasoning, thinking in-depth along with the ability to project manage and evidence of a range of ‘soft’ skills, like communication and collaboration.

As a graduate of RCSI, you join a community of over 28,000 alumni worldwide.

With campuses located in Dublin, Dubai, Bahrain and Malaysia, some of the world’s most exciting career opportunities are available to you and your network 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 technique have grown massively."