The School of Postgraduate Studies and Research has an important role in RCSI Bahrain, providing access to fourth level education and encouraging research within the University. Both of these are crucial to the life of thriving universities.
RCSI Bahrain is committed to providing increased opportunities for postgraduate studies, both research and taught, on a comprehensive ladder of continuing education. This includes extending the numbers of taught programmes at Masters Level; moving to the provision of PhD opportunities and crystallizing a small but focused number of research clusters each with a specific thematic focus. These are in line with the University’s Strategic Plan 2012-17 that outlines the
following three objectives:
• Developing Research active staff
• Promoting Research led Teaching and Learning
• Developing a small number of key thematic areas and research clusters
The strategy of the School of Postgraduate Studies & Research is aligned with the policy priorities of the Gulf Region. RCSI Bahrain is committed to freeing up resources and creating other strategic alliances and collaborations with international higher education and research institutions. RCSI Bahrain is a key player in brokering these relationships through the School of Postgraduate Studies & Research and in targeting the collective energy and expertise of these international players on the healthcare issues and concerns of the region as a whole.
Professor David L Whitford
Head of School of Postgraduate Studies & Research