University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Medical Imaging (Ultrasound)

This programme develops health professionals and clinical scientists into advanced practice roles in ultrasound. You will learn to evaluate, research, analyse and synthesise data and research a specialised area of practice, developing transferable skills required for an ever changing and advancing clinical specialism.�This course gives students the opportunity to become clinically competent in one or more chosen ultrasound specialisms including vascular, general medical, musculoskeletal, obstetrics and gynaecological ultrasound.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures. You will need to have at least 12 months equivalent full-time post registration clinical experience, and you will need support from a clinical ultrasound department and access to a clinical placement in such a department for the duration of the course. Applicants should be eligible for registration by their respective UK regulatory body e.g. HCPC, GMC, UKCC, SVT. You will also need to provide one reference in support of your application. You will be required to pass an element of pre-course assessment. This will be carried out to ensure that you show an aptitude for ultrasonography. You will need to undertake a preliminary practical assessment to demonstrate the relevant psychomotor skills such as hand-eye co-ordination, pattern recognition and spatial awareness. The assessment will be of an informal nature, carried out by experienced practitioners in your clinical placement, who will then provide a written reference of your suitability.

Course modules

Core modules: Science and instrumentation of ultrasound; human sciences related to medical imaging; dissertation. Optional modules: Obstetric ultrasound; gynaecological ultrasound; general medical ultrasound; vascular ultrasound; musculoskeletal ultrasound; research methods; independent study (single and double weighted). Qualificatory modules: Obstetric ultrasound QCPM; gynaecological ultrasound QCPM; general medical ultrasound QCPM; vascular ultrasound QCPM; musculoskeletal ultrasound QCPM.

Assessment methods

Reflective essays; physics experiment file; scientific poster presentation; case studies; clinical evaluations; literature reviews; portfolios; dissertation; seminars; objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs); clinical assessments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,333 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 4,667 per Academic year (home fees) 18 months
PgDip Part-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 606 1144