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Short courses

Explore our extensive range of online short courses. These five-week programmes are offered in diverse areas such AI, cybersecurity, finance, strategy and design thinking.

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Our team would be delighted to answer your questions on our online learning opportunities.  

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Global healthcare leaders

Healthcare focus

Ranked number five in the world for ‘Good Health and Well-being’ in THE Impact Rankings 2024.

Global outlook

Ranked in the Top 200 of the Times Higher Education (THE) Clinical and Health 2024.

International recognition

Accredited by National University of Ireland and internationally recognised.

Worldwide network

International alumni base of 19,000 healthcare professionals and leaders.

What our students say


Our programmes are fully delivered online so that you are able to study at a pace that fits your lifestyle. Our Academic Team have cultivated a safe, rigorous and interactive learning environment; combining the flexibility of online learning with the structure of an on-campus programme, so that postgraduates are able to further their learning and knowledge wherever they are in the world.

Through collaborative live seminars/sessions and case-based learning, our approach to graduate study capitalizes on the students' ability to work independently, with frequent support from academic and clinical experts. We do appreciate that there may be times where you are unable to join a live session, so there will always be a recording for you to watch back in your own time.

Our Student Advisors and Academic Team offer a wealth of resources and guidance to provide a rich and engaging online experience for our students. Before starting your first module, you will be invited to attend an Online Orientation with your cohort - this session is organised to support adult learners of all levels and promises a smooth transition to online learning (if you are new to asynchronous/synchronous study).

Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is designed to be intuitive, accessible and easy to navigate. A dedicated Programme Coordinator will be available to you, should you experience any technical difficulties, or have any specific questions relating to your student portal.

We design programmes exclusively for healthcare graduates and working professionals from diverse backgrounds, who share the drive to advance their careers. RCSI educates doctors, nurses, health and social care professionals, allied healthcare practitioners and healthcare-based managers and executives of all levels. When you enrol in a programme, you will join a passionate and multi-disciplinary student body; and are encouraged to interact with your peers through collaborative group work, team building and networking opportunities.

RCSI promotes multiculturalism and inclusiveness, and we currently teach students from over 30 countries and continue to welcome prospective students from all over the world.

We are fully mindful that our students are adult learners, studying on various time zones, and managing complex schedules. Our programmes have been developed to complement busy lifestyles so that you are able to develop your knowledge and employability, without taking time away from your professional or life commitments.

Preparation is everything – your course content, readings and resources can be accessed 24/7 within the virtual learning environment (VLE), so that you are able to study and prepare for your assessments comfortably. Your learning will be assessed using several methods, including written reflections, individual assignments, team assignments or case studies. 

If you would like to find out more about programme workload or assessments, please contact our team.

You can apply through the course pages on our website.

Comparable to our programmes, student applications can be completed at your own pace and do not need to be submitted in one sitting. Applications are free to submit, and all applicants will be issued with a username and password. Applications can be accessed and edited several times and are submitted to the international Enrolment Advisory Team on completion.

We do encourage applicants to submit their applications in a timely fashion before all intakes, in order to guarantee a place on their desired programme.

If you have any questions on the admissions process, please get in touch and our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

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