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.
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)
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
"This course is both challenging and rewarding. The experience is enhanced by excellent lectures, continual assessment and monitoring of progress. I have been able to develop my ultrasound skills in a supported environment and now feel ready to put them into practice."Anne Lang Consultant Radiographer
|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.
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.
IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 (or equivalent).
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.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
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.
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.
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.