Taught course

Medical Ultrasound

Institution
City, University of London · Division of Midwifery and Radiography
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a BSc (hons) degree (2:1 or above) from a recognised higher education institution e.g. Radiography, Nursing, Midwifery.


Non-standard entrants will be considered on a case by case basis, subject to availability of places on the programme (early application is recommended).

A clinical placement for an average of 3 days per week in a clinical department is required. The department will need to provide a range of clinical examinations, appropriate clinical support and a named mentor who can attend mentor and assessor training at the university. A clinical experience (CE1) form will need to be signed by the ultrasound department manager, before your application can be considered.

For students’ whose first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to a post graduate course of study:

  • A first degree from a UK university
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 (minimum of 7 in all categories).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is suitable for a range of health care professionals who have experience in radiography, nursing, midwifery or other related professions.

The course enables students to achieve the academic qualifications and clinical skills needed to pursue a career in ultrasound or to develop current skills further.

Students need a clinical placement in a recognised department, to engage in a wide range of ultrasound examinations for the duration of the course.

City’s Medical Ultrasound course offers flexible study options for healthcare professionals undertaking obstetrics, gynaecology and / or abdominal ultrasound training and for those wishing to develop their skills further using work based learning options.

Our expert staff provide a supportive environment, encouraging students to develop their academic abilities and clinical skills in preparation for working as a sonographer. Students learn a range of subjects to enable them to explore the underpinning knowledge of safe, effective and evidence-based ultrasound practice, with which to help them develop clinical skills in their own department. Teaching is also supported by specialist guest speakers who provide current, relevant course material.

Students can achieve competency to practice if they successfully complete both academic and clinical components of the programme to PgC level or above.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    18-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pghealth@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 5790