Taught course

Obstetric and/or Gynaecological Ultrasound

Cardiff University · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally be health professionals who hold a relevant first degree or Diploma and intend to further their career in Obstetric and/or Gynaecological ultrasound. Examples of the health professionals may include radiographers, sonographers, radiologists, nurses, midwives, obstetricians, gynaecologists and speciality trainees with interest in obstetric and/or gynaecological ultrasound. Applicants would normally be expected to have worked for at least 2 years full-time in their relevant profession or speciality after their pre-registration qualification. Applicants should expand on relevant clinical and ultrasound/imaging experience in their Personal Statement. The University requires postgraduate students whose first language is NOT English to have one attained of the following within the last two years: An overall score of 6.5 in the British Council IELTS test, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill area; A GCE or GCSE in English Language at Grade C or above

Months of entry


Course content

The primary aim of this programme is to enable practitioners to formalise and develop their understanding of the relevant ultrasound principles in obstetrics and gynaecology and related subjects, develop their analytical,, problem solving and critical thinking skills to enable them to apply this knowledge and deliver a high quality service to their patients. In addition, the course stimulates students to undertake research and evidence-based practice, which enhances clinical effectiveness.

The programme is accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) and is designed to produce clinically competent sonographers in obstetrics and gynaecology with sound knowledge and comprehension of the academic basis of ultrasound - hence to integrate academic and clinical education. The clinical education component consists of the student undertaking ultrasound scans in a recognised clinical department supervised by experienced named trainer(s) who must be approved by the course faculty. Students will be expected to document the skills acquired in their log books to demonstrate attainment of the learning outcomes.

Full details of this programme can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/Postgraduate/course/detail/p220.html

Information for international students

International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Prof Nazar N Amso
+44 (0)29 2074 4448