Taught course

Medical Ultrasound

Imperial College London · National Heart and Lung Institute

Entry requirements

Honours degree with a minimum grade of Lower Second (or equivalent), in medicine, biological, engineering or physical science subject.

Echocardiography (Full-time only); Vascular Ultrasound, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Medical Ultrasound programme 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.

The MSc aims to train students to use research and development skills to develop the field of medical ultrasound. Students can choose one of two sub-specialities:

  • Echocardiography
  • Vascular ultrasound*

Each is run independently in its respective department. Students will have ample exposure to patients, and get a lot of hands-on experience.

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.

* Please note that echocardiography students will receive 'MSc Medical Ultrasound (Echocardiography)' as their award upon successful completion of the course, whereas vascular ultrasound students graduate with 'MSc Medical Ultrasound'. It is possible to take the vascular stream part-time in two-years.

Fees and funding

UK students
For up-to-date information please visit out website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/studentfinance/tuitionfees

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment20

Course contact details

Mr Tony Steedman
020 8383 1606
020 8383 1610