Postgraduate MSc

Ultrasound Imaging

School of Health and Society




Three year

Next enrolment

January 2022


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

  • Advanced Practice for Ultrasound (15 credits) and Scientific Principles of Diagnostic Ultrasound (15 credits) 

Optional modules

  • Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • General Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Gynaecology Ultrasound Imaging (15 credits)
  • Early Pregnancy Ultrasound (15 credits)
  • Principles of Advanced Practice (15 credits)
  • Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (Advanced Medical Imaging) (60 credits) - for MSc only 

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.

The school is home to a dedicated suite of imaging facilities

Employment and stats

What about after uni?

Completion of this course could help you to progress in your role within ultrasound and apply an evidence based approach to enhance current and future practice.


What you need to know

Applicants must:

  • Have a previous degree in a relevant health care subject.
  • Provide two satisfactory references (they can be uploaded with your application). 
  • Have an appropriate clinical placement with signed agreement for sufficient scanning experience from a clinical manager and a mentor for clinical modules. Please complete this verification form electronically and ensure you upload this with your application form. Applications will not be accepted without a completed verification 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 this) is proof of this.

Standard entry requirements

Undergraduate degree

You should:

  • Have BSc (Hons) degree or equivalent in a health care subject. You will usually be required to have achieved a 2.1 Honours degree, but consideration will be given if you have a 2.2 Honours degree with appropriate experience and satisfactory references.
  • Have registration with a relevant professional body i.e. HCPC, NMC etc. Students without professional registration may still be accepted but will be counselled in relation to employment prospects.


  • Be a medically qualified doctor 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
Part-time 2021/22 £1,350 per 30 credit module
Part-time 2022/23 £1,380 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

January 2022