Taught course

Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine

UCL - University College London · Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women's Health

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Entry requirements

To be eligible for this course applicants will need to have been short listed for the position of 'Sonographer Trainee in Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine' at UCLH.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: To be confirmed.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

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Months of entry


Course content

This programme will provide medical and science-based students with comprehensive academic knowledge, understanding and practical skills in the field of obstetric ultrasound and fetal medicine. This will be specifically in the areas of ultrasound technical skills, fetal development, prenatal diagnosis and fetal medicine. This Master's degree will run in parallel with a practical professional training programme in obstetric ultrasound.

The UCL Institute for Women’s Health delivers excellence in research, clinical practice, education and training in order to make a real and sustainable difference to women's and babies' health worldwide.

The institute's UCLH Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust collaboration provides an academic environment in which students can pursue graduate studies taught by expert researchers and clinicians.

Our diversity of expertise in maternal and fetal medicine, neonatology, reproductive health and women's cancer ensures a vibrant environment in which students develop subject-specific and generic transferable skills, supporting a broad range of future employment opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to develop your research skills by undertaking a project within the field of obstetric ultrasound and fetal medicine.

You will acquire the academic knowledge and research skills in ultrasound and fetal medicine and will achieve practical competence in performing screening ultrasound in pregnancy at the most advanced level.

The degree will provide you with understanding of masters level research: knowledge of literature research and interpretation of studies, representing a base for sonographers of the future.  

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical training in ultrasound, observation days in the fetal medicine, and student presentations. There are a number of peer-led learning activities. Assessment is through essays, patient case reports, examinations and the dissertation.

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 7679 6054