Postgraduate MSc

Ultrasound Imaging

School of Health and Society




Three year

Next enrolment

September 2019

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In a nutshell

The aim of the MSc Ultrasound Imaging programme is to enable you to: 

  • Critically evaluate current advances in ultrasound imaging
  • Apply an evidence-based approach to enhance current and future practice
  • Perform high quality scans in a safe and effective manner
  • Reflect upon all aspects of scan performance to enhance quality of practice
You will:
  • Benefit from our close links with NHS Clinical Providers
  • Have the opportunity to gain hands on experience support by virtual simulators
  • Be taught by lecturers of national and international standing

This is for you if...


You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills


You have the ability to work under pressure


You are hard working and dedicated to developing your knowledge

Course details

All about the course

The programme is offered on a part-time basis.

All modules are offered as stand-alone, students will be able to step off at PG Certificate and PG Diploma stage.

To achieve PgCert Ultrasound Imaging, you will study one core module (30 credits) and one optional module (30 credits) from the list. 

To achieve PgDip Ultrasound Imaging, you will study one core module (30 credits) and three optional modules (90 credits) from the list.

To achieve MSc Ultrasound Imaging, you will study one core module (30 credits), three optional modules (90 credits) and complete a Dissertation (60 credits).   

Core module

  • Principles of Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)

Optional modules

  • Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging (30 credits)
  • Gynaecology Ultrasound Imaging (15 credits)
  • Early Pregnancy and Assisted Reproduction Ultrasound Imaging (15 credits)
  • Advanced Procedures (15 credits)
  • Principles of Advanced Practice (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (Advanced Medical Imaging) (60 credits)

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

You will be assessed by a range of examinations including written exam, poster presentation, essays and portfolio. There will be some online self assessments and opportunities for feedback as you progress through the module from your tutors.

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

We live in a rapidly changing world, and we’re keen to leave a productive legacy of helping people at all stages of their lives, improving their physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

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What about after uni?

There is a current focus nationally and internationally on enhancing life engagement, support and environments for people living with dementia.

The course is suitable for professionals and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds whose current role or future role relate to these areas.


What you need to know

Please complete this verification form electronically and ensure to upload this with your application form.

Verification of Clinical requirements Form

English language requirements 

Please note, we can only accept international applicants who hold a tier 2 visa and UK/EU health professionals. This course is not suitable for applicants who require a tier 4 visa.

International applicants will be required to show proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 7.0 (with no element below 6.5) is proof of this.

Standard entry requirements

Undergraduate degree

Prospective students will usually be required to have achieved a 2.1 Honours degree, but consideration will be given to students with a 2.2 Honours degree with appropriate experience and satisfactory references.

Applicants must have access to a clinical mentor and clinical placement.

BSc (Hons) graduates or equivalent to a degree in a health-related discipline, and registered with a relevant professional body.

Medically qualified doctors with MBBCh or equivalent and registered with a relevant professional body.

Alternative entry requirements

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home/EU 2019/20 £7,776per year
Part-time 2019/20 £1296.00 per 30 credit module
Additional costs

You should consider additional costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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Enrolment dates

September 2019

September 2020