RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Medical Commencement Programme

This 1 year full-time programme is designed to equip students with a greater knowledge of general science subjects, study skills, medical English and research skills. Additionally, it aims to provide students with the appropriate knowledge to bridge the gap between second level education and that of a third level medical university. On successful completion of the Medical Commencement Programme students can progress to the Foundation Year of the Medical Programme.

MB BCh BAO (Medicine

This 5/6 year full-time Medical Programme is open to school leavers and those who have undertaken an undergraduate degree in another discipline but now wish to pursue a career in medicine.   The programme is designed to ensure students develop a balanced perspective of domiciliary, community and hospital care and acquire a sound knowledge of the principles of both science and the art of medicine.  Students are also provided with comprehensive training through exposure to a variety of specialities, thus, enhancing career opportunities at home and abroad.

BSc in Nursing 

The BSc in Nursing is a 4 year, full-time degree programme, open to school leavers and graduates who have completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline but now wish to pursue a career in Nursing.  The programme aims to equip students with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to become competent and caring nurses.  The BSc in Nursing also provides a strong foundation for continued personal and professional development.

BSc Nursing Bridging Programme 

The BSc Nursing Bridging programme is delivered part-time, over 18 months and is designed for registered nurses who have completed study to Diploma level and wish to upgrade their qualification to a full BSc degree. The programme provides an opportunity for nurses to undertake further education to enhance both personal and professional development.  The BSc Nursing - Bridging Programme is open to registered nurses from a variety of clinical backgrounds including general hospital, psychiatric and community nursing.