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Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland. Today we are an innovative, world leading international health sciences education and research institution with undergraduate and postgraduate schools and faculties across the health sciences spectrum. We are home to numerous healthcare institutes as well as leading research centres driving pioneering breakthroughs in human health. Located in the heart of Dublin, with four international campuses and a student community of over sixty nationalities, we have an international perspective on how we train tomorrow’s clinical professionals today.

At RCSI we focus exclusively on health sciences. Our students, educators and researchers collaborate for the benefit of human health. Our research agenda drives scientific breakthroughs, innovations and insights that allow us to understand and respond to changing healthcare needs.

Discover the flexible and innovative programmes on offer at postgraduate level in RCSI, where you can expect:

  • Excellent opportunities to develop as a leader in your chosen field
  • A collaborative community of clinicians and researchers
  • World-class study and research facilities
Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

Taught courses

Learn to lead in healthcare with one of our Taught Postgraduate courses.

Offered from Certificate to Masters level, our multi-disciplinary programmes are as diverse as your career goals.

Research courses

Ranked no.1 in Ireland for citation rate, our cutting-edge research is aimed at solving some of the greatest challenges of modern healthcare.

Join RCSI at PhD, MD, MSc or MCh level and help drive our research for the benefit of patients.

Postgraduate researchers are guided by a supervisory team that includes at least two supervisors in vibrant and active specialist research groups. Our annual reviewers also add external advice and encouragement to help students navigate their research projects. Further information is available here.

Projects offered by RCSI researchers as part of the StAR International PhD Programme call are available here, while additional projects are available here.

You can also contact our researchers directly to build your own research project.

Contact us

Telephone: +353 1 402 8594

More information:

Address: 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland