Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound

The primary aim of this programme is to enable practitioners to formalise and develop their understanding of the relevant ultrasound principles in obstetrics and gynaecology and related subjects, develop their analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills to enable them to apply this knowledge and deliver a high quality service to their patients. In addition, the course stimulates students to undertake research and evidence-based practice, which enhances clinical effectiveness. The programme is designed to produce clinically competent sonographers in obstetrics and gynaecology with sound knowledge and comprehension of the academic basis of ultrasound, hence to integrate academic and clinical education. The clinical education component consists of the student undertaking ultrasound scans in a recognised clinical department supervised by experienced named trainer(s) who must be approved by the course faculty. Students will be expected to document the skills acquired in their log books to demonstrate attainment of the learning outcomes.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally be health professionals who hold a relevant primary degree or diploma and intend to further their career in medical ultrasound. Applicants would normally be expected to have worked for at least 2 years full-time in their relevant profession or speciality after their pre-registration qualification. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.5 in each component).

Sponsorship information

Majority of students self-funded, some obtain awards from trusts and charities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 18 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 36 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Heath Park Campus Cardiff CF14 4XN Wales

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Telephone number: 
029 20870084