MSc Medical Ultrasound

With flexible study options tailored to your area of practice, GCU’s MSc Medical Ultrasound gives you the theoretical foundation and real-world experience you need to improve not only your own work – but your field at large.

Using state-of-the-art simulation facilities (MedaPhor ScanTrainer) and sonographic equipment (GES8), our multidisciplinary team of academic experts and clinical specialists will coach you in safe and effective medical ultrasound practice. You’ll rehearse your skills in a setting that prepares you for real-world practice and get instant feedback that’s specific to your field.

Accredited by the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE), your programme will draw on industry best practice for a curriculum that is both evidence-based and varied – with lectures, workshops, simulations, seminars and case studies to help you learn. And at GCU, you’ll get a world-class education that also contributes to the common good – through critical evaluation of research, professional discussion and debate designed to help promote innovation in the field.

Graduate prospects

Whether you’re advancing your current career or starting a new one, your programme will prepare you to help create meaningful change in the practice of medical ultrasound. Graduates have gone on to lead their fields as managers, make a positive impact through research and promote new approaches to practitioner-led ultrasound services.

Postgraduate Certificate (60 M credits)

Principles of Practice in Medical Ultrasound. Plus one Ultrasound Clinical Module from the following: General Medical Ultrasound, Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound, Defined Area of Ultrasound Practice 1 or Defined Area of Ultrasound Practice 2.

Postgraduate Diploma (120 M credits)

Advanced Research Methods OR Advanced Leadership. Plus one of the following: General Medical Ultrasound, Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound, Defined Area of Ultrasound Practice 1 or Defined Area of Ultrasound Practice 2.

MSc (180 M credits)

Masters Dissertation.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

  • 2018/19

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Part Time
1 - 6 Years
21 Jan 2019
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Part Time 1 - 6 Years 21 Jan 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
  • 2019/20

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Part Time
1 - 6 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
1 - 6 Years
20 Jan 2020
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Part Time 1 - 6 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 1 - 6 Years 20 Jan 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Typical entry requirements

HCPC Registered Radiographers (Diagnostic/Therapy) or other appropriately qualified Health Care Professional. UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) or alternatively an unclassified degree or professional diploma with over two years practice experience.

At least one month supervised experience in ultrasound practice immediately prior to commencement of the programme is required.

Additional requirement

The clinical education element of the programme requires the student to be able to have regular access to ultrasound placement, with the support of an appropriate mentor (this is not provided by GCU). 

Evidence of this is required prior to entry.

English language

IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 (or equivalent).

Additional Information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

This programme is accredited by the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Accredited by the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE), your programme will draw on industry best practice for a curriculum that is both evidence-based and varied with lectures, workshops, simulations, seminars and case studies to help you learn. In conjunction with your practical workplace supervisor on the MSc Medical Ultrasound programme ensures competency to practice.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2019/20

Home: £5500
RUK: £5500
EU: £5500
International: £12980

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

Part-time and distance-learning fees can be paid annually or on a module by module basis.

View part-time and distance learning fees for 2019/20.

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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