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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland focuses exclusively on health sciences. The students, educators and researchers collaborate for the benefit of human health.

PhD Programmes

Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education since its establishment in 1784.


Today, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland are an innovative, world-leading international health sciences education and research institution offering education and training at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional level.


With a focus on clinical and patient-centred research, we succeed in leading impactful discoveries which address key Irish and international health challenges.

The esearch agenda drives scientific breakthroughs, innovations and insights that allow us to understand and respond to changing healthcare needs.


RCSI provides an exciting and challenging environment for committed and talented people to pursue their career with one of Ireland's leading centres of health and medical education. With an international presence across three continents, career opportunities may arise in RCSI Academic Departments or Faculties for suitably qualified health professionals or scientists, or within our support departments for people with relevant business or administration experience. 

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Housing services

RCSI offers a number of services to assist students with finding the perfect home away from home.

At RCSI we welcome students from every corner of the world, and aim to create a ‘home from home’ for all our residents. We know that every student is different, so we have plenty of choice when it comes to deciding which room is right for you.

Library services

The Library supports the teaching, learning and research activities of the RCSI by the provision of information resources through our networked digital library services.

Direct study facilities are provided in the RCSI Library at the 26 York Street and Beaumont Hospital sites. We aim to provide an optimal study and learning environment and we operate specific policies to support that objective.  

ICT services

The library provides wireless access to the RCSI network and a range of both open and dedicated PCs and photocopying and printing services. 

All the available information technology is supported by the IT Department. For issues and queries about PCs, wireless access, wifi, laptops, RCSI Network Accounts/Passwords and printing credit/refunds, please contact the IT Department.

Student Life

Campus life

RCSI Dublin’s main campus is in the very heart of Dublin, Ireland's vibrant capital city. An early 19th century building on beautiful St Stephen's Green in Dublin's city centre is the focus point of the Campus.

Sports facilities

Sport is central to student life at RCSI. In fact not only do we have a new, state-of-the-art gym which is free for all of our students to use, we are also immensely proud of our 30+ active sports clubs, many of which represent RCSI at intercollegiate competitions and regional and national tournaments.

Student clubs

RCSI’s 35 clubs and sports teams are open to all students and regularly welcome new members, so whatever the sport and whatever your competency level, there are plenty of opportunities to stay active.