Institutional reviews

As a Designated Awarding Body, RCSI is subject to periodic institutional review by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI), which bears statutory responsibility for the approval of our QA policies and procedures and for periodic review of their effectiveness.

Our next institutional review will take place in 2022-2023 as part of the QQI ‘CINNTE’ cycle of institutional reviews which commenced in 2017.

Previously, RCSI has undergone two institutional reviews.

An institutional review was conducted in 2009 by an international review panel convened jointly by the HEA  and the NQAI as part of the process which led to the activation of degree-awarding powers in 2010.

External Review Panel Report 2010 PDF | 1035.4 KB RCSI Response to External Review Panel Report 2010 PDF | 335.4 KB

RCSI was subject to institutional review again in 2013-2014 by an international review panel as part of the Institutional Review of Irish Universities (IRIU) cycle administered by the Irish Universities Quality Board and QQI (2009-2015).

Institutional Review of RCSI – Review Panel Report 2014 PDF | 870.3 KB Institutional Review of RCSI – Review Panel Summary Report PDF | 91.7 KB Terms of Reference for RCSI Institutional Review 2013 PDF | 685.5 KB Review team profile PDF | 184.7 KB Handbook for Institutional Review PDF | 417.4 KB