Royal College Of Surgeons Agreement To Reward IT Sligo Graduates


IT Sligo has signed a new agreement with RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)’s School of Pharmacy which will provide a pathway for the Institute’s graduates to progress to RCSI’s Master of Pharmacy programme.

This new agreement was signed by Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI and Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of IT Sligo (pictured).

It will provide graduates of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development with a direct pathway to move into the five-year Master of Pharmacy programme (MPharm) at RCSI.

Speaking on the signing of this agreement, Professor Hannah McGee said, “I am delighted to sign this agreement which will be the beginning of a great partnership between two Irish educational institutions. At RCSI, one of our strategic goals is to create strong partnerships which will allow us to continue to deliver excellence in education and this partnership with IT Sligo will go a long way in achieving this goal.”

Professor Cunnane, said, “This agreement will help strengthen one of the core missions of IT Sligo, which is to enable students to realise their full potential. The partnership with RCSI will offer our graduates in Pharmaceutical Science an exciting new opportunity to fulfill that potential.”

“It is also a recognition of the the BSc in Pharmaceutical Science and the calibre of student coming through the programme,” Professor Cunnane added.

RCSI is among the top 50 most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education University World Rankings, 2014-15). It is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland. In 2010,

IT Sligo is one of Ireland’s most successful third level educational institutions.  A regional leader in education, innovation and economic and social development, it provides courses with the real-world skills that students need to thrive in the 21st century workplace.  It is the national leader in the development and delivery of online educational programmes and has been awarded the ‘Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Award’ for its achievements in promoting online learning for both full-time and part-time students.

Photo caption:
(L-R) Dr Helena Kelly, School of Pharmacy, RCSI; Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI; and Professor Vincent Cunnane, President, IT Sligo.