Pharmacy student at RCSI in white coat)


BSc (Hons) MPharm
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Your future

Pharmacists are experts in medicines and their use across a wide range of settings. Our Pharmacy programme is designed to offer you a range of career options. After obtaining your MPharm degree, you will be able to work in areas such as:

  • Community and hospital pharmacy
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Medical research and development
  • Regulation
  • Academia

We pride ourselves on producing Pharmacy graduates who are both knowledgeable in the science of pharmacy and highly-skilled practitioners.

During your studies with RCSI, you will have a unique educational experience. You will learn from expert academics and an international faculty and study in one of Europe's most advanced healthcare education facilities.

You will have the opportunity to undertake career-enhancing placements and overseas electives involving direct patient clinical care. You can also enhance your laboratory research skills at the RCSI Summer Research School. Read more about student opportunities at RCSI. Uniquely at RCSI, our students also complete a Mental Health First Aid training certificate as part of the programme.

Hear from some of our Pharmacy Alumni and find out about their experiences at RCSI:

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Careers Development Team

RCSI has a dedicated Careers Development Team who will work with you on career planning as you progress through your studies.

Our careers service includes confidential 1:1 appointments with a qualified career professional. You can also attend themed workshops and clinics, and presentations on topical events throughout the academic year.

All of our career related activities and communications are supported by a dedicated CareerHub IT platform. Through this, we encourage and empower you to develop your own career plan and to build a personal career e-portfolio.

All of these supports are available to you from your first year at RCSI right up to three years after you graduate.

Student stories

Read stories from some of our current and past students about their experiences studying at RCSI and living in Dublin.

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Your Pharmacy degree

Your Pharmacy qualification and extensive clinical practice will prepare you to meet new challenges in the evolving pharma sector. They will ensure that you are equipped with the skills required to advance in the field you wish to pursue.

Upon completion of this five-year programme, you will find many opportunities open to you. You will have a career that offers security, variety, satisfaction and job opportunities all over the world. Pharmacists' roles are constantly evolving as new roles and specialised niches emerge within the profession.

You will join a network of more than 30,000 RCSI Alumni. Our Alumni work across more than 96 countries around the globe and are among the most sought-after healthcare professionals in the world.

Meet some of our current students below and discover how you too can become a future healthcare leader.