MSc/PgD/PgC in Medical Ultrasound

General

Program Description

With flexible study options tailored to your area of practice, GCU’s MSc Medical Ultrasound gives you the theoretical foundation and real-world experience you need to improve not only your own work – but your field at large.

Using state-of-the-art simulation facilities (MedaPhor ScanTrainer) and sonographic equipment (GES8), our multidisciplinary team of academic experts and clinical specialists will coach you in safe and effective medical ultrasound practice. You’ll rehearse your skills in a setting that prepares you for real-world practice and get instant feedback that’s specific to your field.

Accredited by the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE), your programme will draw on industry best practice for a curriculum that is both evidence-based and varied – with lectures, workshops, simulations, seminars and case studies to help you learn. And at GCU, you’ll get a world-class education that also contributes to the common good – through critical evaluation of research, professional discussion and debate designed to help promote innovation in the field.

Graduate prospects

Whether you’re advancing your current career or starting a new one, your programme will prepare you to help create meaningful change in the practice of medical ultrasound. Graduates have gone on to lead their fields as managers, make a positive impact through research and promote new approaches to practitioner-led ultrasound services.

What you will study

Postgraduate Certificate (60 M credits)

Principles of Practice in Medical Ultrasound. Plus one Ultrasound Clinical Module from the following: General Medical Ultrasound, Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound, Defined Area of Ultrasound Practice 1 or Defined Area of Ultrasound Practice 2.

Postgraduate Diploma (120 M credits)

Advanced Research Methods OR Advanced Leadership. Plus one of the following: General Medical Ultrasound, Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound, Defined Area of Ultrasound Practice 1 or Defined Area of Ultrasound Practice 2.

MSc (180 M credits)

Masters Dissertation.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

HCPC Registered Radiographers (Diagnostic/Therapy) or other appropriately qualified Health Care Professional. UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) or alternatively an unclassified degree or professional diploma with over two years practice experience.

At least one-month supervised experience in ultrasound practice immediately prior to the commencement of the programme is required.

Additional Information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

Additional requirement

The clinical education element of the programme requires the student to be able to have regular access to ultrasound placement, with the support of an appropriate mentor (this is not provided by GCU).

Evidence of this is required prior to entry.

English language

IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2018/19

  • Home: £5500
  • RUK: £5500
  • EU: £5500
  • International: £12600

If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student enquiries team.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Work placement

Accredited by the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE), your programme will draw on industry best practice for a curriculum that is both evidence-based and varied with lectures, workshops, simulations, seminars and case studies to help you learn. In conjunction with your practical workplace, supervisor on the MSc Medical Ultrasound programme ensures competency to practice.

Last updated October 2019

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