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Part time | Waterloo Campus | 27 months | JAN-21

Study mode

Part time


27 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ultrasound: Medical

Course type


Course Summary

This is a part-time course for clinical scientists, radiographers, doctors and other health professionals who want to practice vascular ultrasound within their professional role. The programme integrates the underlying theoretical concepts with the professional practice of performing vascular examinations.

Key benefits:

Expert teaching by leaders in the fields of physics and vascular ultrasound with guest lecturers delivering sessions on specialist topics.
The course provides a thorough grounding in the physical principles and clinical skills needed to work in vascular ultrasound.
You will receive substantial lecture and tutor contact time, supported throughout by e-learning.
Classroom teaching is supplemented by sessions at the King’s Vascular Laboratory and the Chantler Simulation and Interactive Learning (SaIL) Centre on the Guy’s Campus.
Accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).


The Vascular Ultrasound course aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles and practices of vascular ultrasound. This course addresses the practical applications of ultrasound through an understanding of the principles of scientific clinical investigation and facilitates the acquisition of the skills necessary for clinical practice. Developing your clinical proficiency is, therefore, an integral part of the course.

The course offers you some flexibility over the choice of modules and whether to study for a full master’s qualification, a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma. The MSc pathway is a 27-month course that requires modules totalling 180 credits including a research project worth 60 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway can be studied over a period of 18 months and requires completed modules with a total of 120 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate route is a nine- month pathway that requires modules with a minimum total of 60 credits to achieve the award.

Career prospects:

The majority of graduates take up posts in the NHS and move on to become advanced and consultant practitioners. Others use their vascular ultrasound proficiency within their patient examination.


Vascular Ultrasound (30 Credits)
Fundamentals of Ultrasound Practice (30 Credits)
Research Methodology (30 Credits)
Research Project (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a Bachelor’s degree with 2:2 honours or a professional qualification in radiography, nursing, midwifery or medicine. Applicants must have a suitable clinical training placement for the duration of the programme.