The New 5-year Integrated Pharmacy Programme

Students commencing their studies after 2015 undertake an integrated programme, experiencing patient-facing situations and real-life pharmacy practice at several stages before attaining their qualification.

For more information on experiential learning please click here.

When are the Practice placements?

Year 2: A two-week block placement in UCC and Trinity, or a twelve-week longitudinal placement of one afternoon per week for twelve weeks in RCSI. These placements take place in Community or Hospital Pharmacy settings during Semester 2.

We are now seeking expressions of interest for 2nd-year placements in 2023. You can register here.

Year 4: A four-month placement running from September to December.  It can be undertaken in settings such as Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Industry, and Role Emerging Practice (REP) Placement settings. You can express you interest in offering a 4th-year placement in 2023 here.

Year 5: An eight-month placement running from January to August. This placement takes place in Community or Hospital Pharmacy settings. All students are matched to placements for 2023. APPEL will seek expressions of interest for our 2024 placements next year.


For more information on our Community / Hospital Pharmacy Placements and Industry and Role Emerging Practice (REP) Placements, please view our brochures below:

Community Pharmacy Placements

Hospital Pharmacy Placements

Industry and Role Emerging Practice Placements