Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Medical Ultrasound

This programme aims to deliver a high quality, educational programme to support healthcare practitioners in safe and effective medical ultrasound practice. The programme blends theoretical underpinning with practical experience to ensure that, on completion of learning, graduates are equipped with the theoretical underpinning and applied skills to competently undertake medical ultrasound examinations in clinical practice. Ultrasound is now performed by a variety of professionals facilitating improved health care and advanced practice. Our study options are therefore flexible to allow learning and assessment to be tailored to specific areas of practice. Our multi-disciplinary teaching team consists of academic experts and clinical specialists, ensuring our content is relevant, current, and evidence based. Our state-of-the-art simulation facilities (Medaphor scan trainer) and sonographic equipment (GES8) also allow opportunities to develop and rehearse practical scanning skills and gain feedback on ability.

Entry requirements

The programme is available to health and social care professionals with relevant experience and an interest in the area. Candidates should have the relevant Honours degree; those with professional diploma or unclassified degree should have a minimum 2 years' professional experience; at least 1 month supervised experience in ultrasound practice immediately prior to commencement of the programme. Students whose 1st language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of attaining an IELTS of at least 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) or equivalent in another recognised English language qualification.

Course modules

PgC (60 credits): Principles of practice in medical ultrasound (general medical ultrasound or obstetric ultrasound or defined area of practice 1). PgD (120 credits): Evaluating evidence to develop research and inform practice; defined area of practice 2. MSc: Dissertation. The programme contains a practice placement and practical assessment and requires you to have access to practice in your own workplace and the support of a suitable mentor.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used that are appropriate to the content and mode of delivery of each module. These include examinations, written assignments, reflective portfolio, oral and/ or poster presentations. Planned care competency and final clinical assessments are used to assess ability in practice.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630