Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

151–175 th
Clinical, pre-clinical & health Rankings 2018
201–250 th
World University Rankings 2018
123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland

About Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI has been at the forefront of educating healthcare professionals since 1784. As a health-focused institution, we educate undergraduate Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy students and postgraduate research students across the spectrum of translational health research topics. Based in the heart of Dublin city centre, with four overseas campuses, RCSI is dedicated to the development of healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide.

Research and innovation

RCSI’s research is focused on improving human health through translational research; clinical, laboratory-based and health service research informed by bedside problems and societal and global health challenges. It is focused on innovative research that leads to improved diagnostics, therapeutics and devices; tackles important healthcare delivery issues; informs policy and clinical practice and enhances the quality of education of healthcare professionals.

As an exclusively health sciences-focused educational and research institution with strong links to acute hospitals and other institutions that reflect the wide diversity of healthcare facilities and needs, RCSI is uniquely placed to develop and enhance research for the benefit of patients and to improve the health of the community.

Developing future leaders in international healthcare research

RCSI has embarked on an ambitious initiative to accelerate the delivery of innovative, impactful research in the health sciences across a range of groundbreaking work including the creation of novel medical devices and the development of new therapeutics and new diagnostic tests. Through the Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) Programme, RCSI invites ambitious, visionary researchers to embark with us on the latest exciting phase in our research mission. Backed by significant investment, our ultimate objective is to transfer impactful research discoveries more quickly to clinical practice for the benefit of patients.

Our objective is to recruit outstanding candidates in research areas where RCSI has proven strengths including:

The student experience

RCSI students benefit from early contact with patients in a hospital setting and the College offers excellent support to students on their journey to becoming a healthcare professional with small class sizes, tutorials and one-to-one teaching.

The College enjoys a vibrant combination of nationalities and cultures where students from around the world exchange ideas and learn from one another. More than 60 nationalities are represented on the RCSI student body and students enjoy the full ‘RCSI Experience’, which extends beyond the curriculum to a rich tapestry of student clubs and societies that equip them for a life of leadership and civic participation.

RCSI graduates are part of a global healthcare network of more than 20,000 alumni, who are highly recognised and much sought after internationally.

10 reasons to study at RCSI

  1. Focused exclusively on health sciences
  2. New €80m state-of-the-art building to provide unparalleled medical teaching facilities including the largest dedicated clinical simulation facilities in these islands.  
  3. Early clinical exposure and heavy involvement in teaching from clinicians are central components of the RCSI curriculum delivery. 
  4. RCSI sets standards in postgraduate medical training and has been responsible for surgical training in Ireland and setting the national standards for surgery since its foundation.
  5. International recognition and USMLE and Canadian Board Examination support
  6. Careers supports extends from individual advice to careers symposiums and an online mentor network
  7. First medical school in Ireland to independently adopt the standards of the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) standards
  8. Research opportunities for students including a Research Summer School and Erasmus opportunities.
  9. Access to Global Alumni Network of over 20,000 Alumni practising throughout the World, leading to fantastic international elective opportunities. 
  10. Located at the heart of Dublin city centre, ranked 8th Best Student City in the World 

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Subjects taught at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Key statistics

  • 2,136
    Number of Students
  • 17.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 64%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the 2016 World University Rankings