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RCSI Institute of Leadership

If you work in the healthcare industry, and wish to advance your career, the RCSI Institute of Leadership has a wide range of leadership programmes to suit your needs and schedule. RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education in Ireland for over 200 years.



The RCSI Institute of Leadership has been developing leaders in medicine and healthcare since its foundation in 1784. In 2005, they established the Institute of Leadership in Dublin, which now provides a range of part-time flexible programmes at Diploma and MSc level, all accredited by the National University of Ireland and RCSI.


Personalised education experience

Safe, supported, healthcare focused environment

Flexible delivery, responsive to the life commitments of busy healthcare professionals

Part-time and flexible using a blend of classroom and digital delivery


The mission is supported by the three institutional pillars: delivering a transformative learning experience, leading impactful research, and supporting healthcare and societal well-being in Ireland and internationally.

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Library services

Students at all locations can access the RCSI virtual library. Onsite libraries and learning resource centres offer space for studying and are equipped with computer laboratories and WiFi access. Each are supported by textbooks and journals, course notes and supplementary reading material alongside electronic textbooks, multimedia tutorial programmes and networked access to a range of databases.

Student Life

Campus life

The Institute has campuses in Dublin, Dubai and Bahrain. Over 1,000 healthcare professionals register annually on our MSc and Executive Development programmes, focused on leadership, management, education, quality and process improvement and patient safety.


RCSI is a recognised college of NUI and our students graduate with NUI accredited awards.

RCSI’s Institute of Leadership’s Masters programmes in the UAE are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education. In Bahrain, our Masters programmes are attested by the Higher Education Council (HEC). 

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