Why Pharmacy at RCSI Dublin?
RCSI's five-year MPharm is a highly prestigious, internationally-recognised and portable degree. The programme offers you a wide range of career options in areas such as:
- Community and hospital pharmacy
- The pharmaceutical industry
- Medical research and development
Please read the entry requirements to see if you are eligible for this degree.
The aim of the pharmacy programme is to provide you with an outstanding experience that allows you to become a pharmacist, and a leader in healthcare and innovation. You will be able to demonstrate the competencies for professional practice as a pharmacist. We have revised the programme based on our years of experience, in consultation with students, patients, employers and other key stakeholders. The programme is accredited by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland for registration as a pharmacist in Ireland.
The programme will enable you to develop as a pharmacist who is a collaborator, communicator, health advocate, leader, professional and scholar. Our MPharm degree is clinically-focused from the outset. The patient is at the core of everything you learn from the first year right through to final year.
You will develop your clinical and professional skills through patient case studies and patient consultation labs. You will train in a safe, simulated environment in Europe's largest and most modern clinical simulation facility at our city centre campus.
You will be a reflective practitioner, committed to continuous development throughout your professional journey. You, and your colleagues and friends, will excel in the diverse and emerging roles of the pharmacist, nationally and internationally.
Uniquely, in second year, you will complete your community pharmacy placement over a 12-week period rather than in one full two-week block. This will allow you to align your practical experiences each week with what you learn on campus.
Why study Undergraduate Pharmacy at RCSI?
Learn clinical skills and participate in patient consultation labs from the first year of the programme.
The modern, highly-integrated curriculum of the MPharm ensures you are fully-qualified to practice as a pharmacist immediately after completing your degree.
Practice your clinical skills in Europe’s largest and most modern clinical simulation facility in the heart of Dublin city centre.
Opportunities to participate in overseas electives, research and exchange opportunities with our partner institutions in China, France, Japan and the US.
You will study alongside your future colleagues in Medicine and Physiotherapy, ensuring the multidisciplinary nature of patient care is reflected in your education at RCSI.
Be one of the only Pharmacy students in Ireland to complete a Mental Health First Aid training certificate as part of the programme.