Medical Ultrasound

Birmingham City University

36 months
720 GBP/module
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The course is suitable for radiographers, midwives, nurses and doctors. So if you're a qualified professional wanting to extend your expertise into ultrasound scanning, imaging and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound images, this course could be for you. The Medical Ultrasound - Module / MSc / PgCert / PgDip is provided by Birmingham City University.


What's covered in the course?

As a student on this course you will develop the core skills of a sonographer including, patient care and communication; technical skills, including scanning and use of equipment; clinical knowledge to make an accurate diagnosis and reporting skills. You will be taught by practising sonographers to further enhance your skills professionally, personally and practically.

A variety of learning and teaching methods will be used for your development into a technically competent, caring and knowledgeable sonographer. These skills will be developed in the classroom, by self-study, e-learning, on ultrasound simulators and on real patients in the clinical setting. Embedded into our teaching is to respect diversity, ensure equality and to apply a sound understanding of legal, ethical and professional issues to positively impact on care scenarios and delivery.The Medical Ultrasound - Module / MSc / PgCert / PgDip is provided by Birmingham City University.

Why Choose Us?

  • The aim of the course is to provide qualified practitioners with a high level of specialist ultrasound knowledge and practical clinical experience. The course also develops your investigative and analytical skills in order to help you to become a highly competent sonographer.
  • You will learn from practicing sonographers in clinical placement and our programme lecturers also work clinically, ensuring course content is current and relevant. 
  • Innovative methods of teaching and learning are embedded in the academic programme. These include: audio and video lectures, online learning and the use of an ultrasound simulation for learning scanning techniques and recognising pathology.
  • We offer a wide range of clinical modules including, obstetric, early pregnancy, gynaecological, abdominal and vascular ultrasound.  We are also able to offer a negotiated specialist module which is designed to meet the niche clinical requirements of each department/student.
  • The course combines core modules and clinical modules for the Pg Cert this is Fundamentals of ultrasound which covers ultrasound physics and professional issues, the core module for the Pg Dip is Research practice and theory.
  • Another important feature of the programme is the high level of support that the course team make available to you. Lectures are delivered to small groups, we have an open door policy and always answer emails and return phone calls. Expect to experience a spectrum of academic studies that you can use to support your clinical and professional development.
  • If you are dyslexic, have a specific learning difference or a disability, a Disability Tutor will be available to support and help you throughout your time studying this course
  • The programme is accredited by The Consortium of Accreditation for Sonographic Education ensuring highs standards teaching and learning. Re-accreditation occurs every 5 years, the programme has recently been reaccredited.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Obstetric Ultrasound Double module
  • Gynaecological Ultrasound Single module 
  • Ultrasound in Early Pregnancy Single module 
  • Abdominal and General Ultrasound Double module 
  • Vascular Ultrasound Double module
  • Negotiated Specialist Subject

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will be considered at any time up until the course start date .




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will normally be expected to hold either a first degree lower second class (2.2) or above, or an equivalent professional qualification and have had a minimum of two years experience as a qualified practitioner.
  • The majority of applicants will be radiographers, midwives, doctors and nurses. However we will consider applicants with health based or science degrees providing that they are able to obtain a clinical placement.
  • You must ensure that you have a satisfactory clinical placement where you can obtain a minimum of 320 hours of supervised ‘hands on’ clinical ultrasound experience - this is equivalent to 2 days per week over a nine month period.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    720 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 720 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • per 20-credit module


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Medical Ultrasound
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