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Why Study at the RCSI Institute of Leadership?
It is important, when choosing a postgraduate qualification, to select your College carefully. Potential employers will want to know, not only that you have a postgraduate qualification, but also that it is from a reputable University. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has been in existence for over 220 years and we are known throughout the world for our excellence in educating health professionals at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are a not-for-profit organization, dedicated exclusively to developing health professionals to the highest international standards.
The programmes we offer at RCSI Institute of Leadership meet the highest international quality standards. Our Masters programmes are accredited by Ireland’s largest and oldest University, the National University of Ireland, which celebrated 100 years in existence in 2008. Your qualification will therefore be recognized internationally, and by the Higher Education Council, Kingdom of Bahrain and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE.
International Experienced Faculty
Our Masters programmes are offered in Ireland, the UAE and Bahrain. The same lecturers teach the courses in the three locations. Students in all locations receive the same qualifications at the end of their studies. Our lecturers are experienced healthcare professionals. In addition to their management qualifications, they have qualifications in medicine, nursing, research, psychology, information technology, laboratory sciences, business administration and finance. We understand management and leadership and we also know how to implement modern theories and models in the challenging and rapidly changing world of modern healthcare.
We understand that life can intrude on the most carefully laid plans, so we offer you the flexibility of completing your Masters programme within a 2 - 5 year timeframe. In addition to this, if you successfully complete the first year of our Masters programmes and find that you are not able to continue with your studies, you may exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in your chosen topic, accredited by the National University of Ireland and recognised internationally. You may subsequently return to study and complete your Masters degree at a later date.
Our Masters programmes are practical and applied in nature. This means that, while you will learn about the theories and models of management, leadership, change and finance you will also develop the personal and professional skills to put theory into practice. This is important and is often called 'Walking the Talk'. Our programme assessments reflect this applied focus. You will undertake case studies, applied group and individual assignments, change projects, examinations and poster presentations. You will also participate in debates and action learning sets and you will learn to give excellent research presentations
Our programmes attract a diverse range of professionals working in healthcare. Medical consultants, surgeons, hospitals administrators, doctors, nurses, dentists, physiotherapists, psychologists, consultants, laboratory technicians, scientists, clinic owners and health insurance, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry specialists are currently enrolled or have graduated from our programmes.
As our courses are offered in more than one location you will have the opportunity, subject to availability, to take some of your modules in another country.
Classroom-Based and Blended Learning
At RCSI Institute of Leadership we believe that classroom based learning is important. Since we provide our Masters programmes for working healthcare professionals, our students bring a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom. Our programmes are highly participative and we encourage discussion, action learning and debate. Classroom-based learning supplemented by our electronic learning portal affords you the opportunity to work from any location and network with your colleagues.
We will provide you with your core textbooks for your chosen Masters programme. You will also be given access to our award-winning Virtual Learning Environment which contains all of your lecture notes, extra reading material, podcasts and video casts. Our Virtual Learning Environment also gives you the opportunity to participate in lively student forums. As you would expect from a well established, international University, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has extensive electronic databases at its library in Dublin and our students in all locations have access to these All of our electronic resources will be accessible to you anywhere that you have a computer and an Internet connection.
Exposure to Other Healthcare Systems
Because of our international network and faculty and the diverse mix of healthcare professionals who choose us for their professional development, our courses are popular with both local and expatriate communities. There is a strong international mix to our student body and exposure to other healthcare systems is significant.