Pharmacy (MPharm) – Graduate, Mature and Pharmacy Technician
Congratulations on your offer to study Pharmacy at RCSI. Every year approximately 15 Graduate, Mature and Pharmacy Technician applicants join the programme. We are delighted to have you on board and we hope you will have a fantastic time at RCSI.
We have compiled some information below which will hopefully be of use to you as you get ready to join us. Make sure to check back frequently as we will add additional information closer to your start date.
For information on the Graduate Entry Pharmacy programme including start dates and frequently asked questions, check out the link below:
We understand that returning to graduate education is a huge commitment, both personally and financially. To assist you with financial planning during your time at RCSI, Bank of Ireland has a dedicated member of staff available to discuss student loan options with incoming and current students. For more information, please contact Deirdre Collery at Bank of Ireland’s St. Stephen’s Green branch.
Tax relief on fees
You may be eligible to claim tax relief on tuition fees paid. Full information on the Revenue’s tax relief scheme is available on their website.
RCSI can provide receipts for tax relief purposes to eligible students, once you are registered with RCSI. You will be able to request receipts via the Student Fees section of Moodle (our virtual learning environment) once you become a registered student.
If you are looking to book accommodation in Dublin, RCSI provides two On-Campus Accommodation Options, Mercer Court and New Mill. RCSI also provides recommendations for a number of Off-Campus Accommodation options and we host an Accommodation Message Board which will give you details about off-campus accommodation that may become available.
Free GP care for students
All undergraduate students of RCSI (including Graduate Entry students) are entitled to free consultations at Mercer's Medical Centre provided they hold a valid current student ID and student number. For more information including opening hours visit the Mercer’s Medical Centre website.
What do our students say?
Check out the video below to hear what some of our Pharmacy students have to say about the MPharm programme!
Want to see our campus?
Check out the virtual tour of of the recently built education and simulation facility on RCSI’s campus in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green below. This will give you an idea of what to expect before you arrive!
You can simply click on the areas highlighted in red to navigate through the building. We recommend that you use the buttons on the lifts to move through the various floors. If you access the link through your phone you can also use a VR headset to navigate it. Additionally, you can watch a short video about our gym facilities here.
Covid-19 related FAQs for incoming students
For the most up to date information, please click on the link below:
"RCSI's close-knit community is very welcoming and perfect for anyone studying a healthcare related degree, as everyone is really focused and willing to help each other."
Joseph Saleh, 2020 Pharmacy Graduate, Dublin, Ireland