Taught course

Medical Ultrasound

Imperial College London · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2:1 UK Honours degree in medicine, biological sciences, engineering or physical sciences.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Medical Ultrasound provides clinicians and medical scientists with intensive training in both the theoretical basis of medical ultrasound and the required scanning and diagnostic skills.

The course is both academic and vocational in nature, and is the only MSc of this type to offer a clinical attachment as part of the course.

As an academic degree, it does not provide automatic qualification to practise as a sonographer, and national examinations may be required to achieve this.

Nevertheless, the programme follows the core British Society of Echocardiography syllabus and prepares any future candidate for the successful completion of the national examinations.

There are two streams to this course:

  • MSc Medical Ultrasound (Echocardiography)
  • MSc Medical Ultrasound (Vascular)

Each speciality is run independently in its respective department. You will have exposure to patients, and get a substantial amount of hands-on experience through placement with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

The research project forms a major part of the programme and students will be expected to plan and carry out a major piece of independent research under the guidance of their supervisor.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Tony Steedman
+44 (0)20 3313 1606