Taught course

Diagnostic Imaging (Medical Ultrasound) MSc

University of Leeds · Faculty of Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

1. Typically a BSc (at least 2:1) Honours degree from a recognised higher education institution in an appropriate health related subject. Applicants with a 2.2 and 1 year of appropriate clinical experience would also be considered. For the Medical Ultrasound pathway we would also consider othesubjects e.g. Nursing, Midwifery, Clinical Physiology or Medicine.

2. Applicants must have secured a suitable clinical placement and: employment with, or secondment to, a diagnostic imaging department or with access to medical ultrasound facilities, approved by the University of Leeds plus identification of two suitably qualified clinical mentors within this department.

Employer’s agreement to undertake the course and provide adequate time and facilities to meet the learning outcomes of the programme must be secured. Satisfactory references and attendance at an admissions event.

Advanced standing

Students may access the Post Graduate Diploma if they have already obtained a relevant (medical ultrasound) Post Graduate Certificate or related academic credit from the University of Leeds within the last five years and have maintained their clinical practice/CPD in the interim. The process used will be via accreditation of prior learning (APL) but students who return within 5 years can be assured of acceptance. Opportunities for accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL) and or accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) are available.

Months of entry


Course content

The most advanced of the qualifications we offer in Medical Ultrasound, our MSc is informed by knowledge at the forefront of advanced and consultant practice. With us, you will explore current issues and research related to Medical Ultrasound practice and its role in the diagnosis and management of disease.

Designed with the training priorities of the NHS development framework, we provide comprehensive training in clinical techniques and core scientific principles in Medical Ultrasound. Advance your career, and develop into highly skilled practitioner, ready to make an impact on patient outcomes through your work in this vital field.

Make an Impact

  • Learn from leading experts in Medical Ultrasound

  • Make a contribution to evidence-based imaging practice

  • Develop your understanding of foundational scientific and professional principles and concepts

  • demonstrate specialist knowledge and clinical mastery of equipment & examination techniques across a broad range of Medical Ultrasound practices

  • Tailor your learning to your personal and professional interests with a choice of optional modules including obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound

Information for international students

International students

International students will be able to access the course if they have an approved clinical placement in their home country with two suitably trained mentors. All students must attend all the mandatory face-to-face taught content on campus. In addition, they must able to access any synchronous taught elements of the course online (if available).

Fees and funding

Please see course website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions