Taught course

Medical Ultrasound

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

You will need to be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or NMC (or equivalent professional registration).

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

  • Normally candidates will have a UK honours degree in health care and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council or equivalent in their respective health profession.
  • Employment in, or access to an appropriate clinical site whilst enrolled on the programme. Students are responsible for securing an appropriate placement.
  • Candidates normally will have some relevant clinical practice experience subsequent to qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The Medical Ultrasound pathway is for professionals who wish to develop competency in the field of ultrasound. Clinical modules are offered in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology, abdominal and vascular ultrasound. The programme is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice.

The MSc Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences course is accredited by the College of Radiographers. The Medical ultrasound pathway is accredited by the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Key strengths of our course are:

  • The opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care
  • flexible study options based on a modular structure
  • interprofessional learning
  • teaching by experienced staff and visiting external specialists

This course is for radiographers, midwives, nurses and other health care professionals who are involved in the performance and reporting of ultrasound examinations.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
  • The masters course is modular and the fees are payable per module. Some modules are subject to non-standard fees (e.g. ultrasound clinical modules).
  • You retain the fee package which you commenced on when you joined the part-time master’s course (as long as you do not have a break in study). If you first studied a module as an“independent” student (see section on application) this may mean your fees will increase from your first module.

For NHS employees, the University works with NHS trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) across the East of England under the recently configured Sustainability and Transformation Plans and their Local Workforce Advisory Boards’ transformational frameworks. It is therefore worth checking with the CPD lead for your Trust as part or all of your fees may be covered.

  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UH, you are entitled to a fee deduction of 20% on all modules.
  • A postgraduate loan is available for this course. If you receive a loan the course needs to be completed within three years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Louise Smith
+44 (0)1707 284800