Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Medical Ultrasound

Birmingham City University · Faculty of Health

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Entry requirements

  • You will normally be expected to hold either a first degree lower second class (2.2) or above, or an equivalent professional qualification and have had a minimum of two years experience as a qualified practitioner.
  • The majority of applicants will be radiographers, midwives, doctors and nurses. However we will consider applicants with health based or science degrees providing that they are able to obtain a clinical placement.
  • You must ensure that you have a satisfactory clinical placement where you can obtain a minimum of 320 hours of supervised ‘hands on’ clinical ultrasound experience - this is equivalent to 2 days per week over a nine month period.
  • You must complete the ultrasound clinical placement form when you apply, unfortunately we cannot consider your application without your proof of placement.

Applicants who have not received their undergraduate education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, with no subtest below 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re a qualified healthcare professional working as a radiographer, doctor, nurse or midwife, this course will extend your expertise in the production and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound images. You'll gain the core skills of a sonographer from practising professionals. The course is also open to anyone with a health-based or science degree and an agreed clinical placement.

Ultrasound is regarded as a complementary imaging procedure undertaken in the majority of modern diagnostic imaging or x-ray departments. You’ll be taught by practising sonographers who are up-to-date with current practice.

Sonographers work mainly in Radiology and ante-natal departments but also in community settings. Sonographers scan patients/clients with a variety of diseases and conditions and, under departmental protocols, produce a written report on the scan which they have performed.

Information for international students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
£830 per 20 credit module

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    PT attendance: 1 afternoon and evening per week plus clinical experience 1 or 2 days per week. Accredited by CASE.

Course contact details

Pre-entry Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595