Taught course

Medical Ultrasound

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Health and Life Sciences

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.

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

Candidates require an IELTS score of 7.0 with no element below 6.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-72 months


part time
12-72 months


part time
12-72 months

Further details of qualification

A series of modules provide a flexible pathway to postgraduate award... MSc (180 M level credit points), PgDip (120 M level credit points) or PgCert (60 M level credit points).

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630