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Medical Ultrasound, MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • Application Deadline
  • 27 months
    Duration

About

Our lectures are organised in block release, in conjunction with compulsory clinical placements so that you can take the course while still working. In accordance with accepted good practice, the course integrates theory with practice, meaning that you will perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations as you learn.

Key benefits

  • Expert outside speakers contribute extensively to the course.
  • Located in the heart of London and part of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, the course attracts students from a variety of disciplines.
  • Practice focused: you will develop and apply diagnostic ultrasound imaging skills in your own clinical training placement.
  • Substantial student-tutor contact time supplemented by e-learning.

Career prospects

The majority of graduates of the Medical Ultrasound course at King's College London go on to work as a sonographer or ultrasound practitioner in the NHS or the Independent Sector and become advanced and consultant practitioners. Others use ultrasound scanning proficiency as part of their clinical examination of patients.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • General Medical Ultrasound
  • Negotiated Learning in Medical Ultrasound
  • Negotiated Learning with Clinical Proficiency in Medical Ultrasound

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 27 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      • PG Certificate: nine months PT; 
      • PG Diploma: 18 months PT; 
      • MSc: 27 months PT
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:2 honours or equivalent in a life science, radiography, nursing or medicine. All applicants must have written confirmation of a suitable clinical training placement. Those with full SVT accreditation may be exempt from the first year. 
  • Qualified sonographers may take the Vascular Ultrasound module as a stand-alone module. Entry is subject to satisfactory references and interview. 
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 27 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4100 GBP per year and a duration of 27 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time UK fees: £3,850 per year (PGCert); £3,850 per year (PGDip)
  • Part time overseas fees: £7,980 per year (PGCert); £7,980 per year (PGDip)

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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