CAO CODE: RC005 Pharmacy at the Royal College of Surgeons is a four year course leading to the degree of B.Sc. (Pharmacy). The course fulfils the requirements of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland for a degree in pharmacy. After graduation and following successful completion of a one-year period of professional training, you will be eligible for registration as a practising pharmacist. The course also fulfils European Directive requirements for the practice of pharmacy. Pharmacy is the science of medicines. Within it are many career paths, including patient care, industry, research and development and healthcare management.