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MSC Medical Ultrasound Practice

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Study mode

Part time


31 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ultrasound: Medical Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Become a competent ultrasound practitioner working towards advanced clinical practice.
  • Study a course accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education.
  • Graduate with eligibility to apply to the SCoR Voluntary Register of Sonographers.
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience and robust theoretical knowledge.

On this course, you'll gain the skills, knowledge and professional accreditation you need to become an effective sonographer. You'll work in state-of-the-art simulated clinical environments, and apply your skills to your own practice with a Clinical Supervisor. You'll graduate ready for a rewarding career as an ultrasound practitioner.

How you learn

The course is based around academic taught modules, as well as research and dissertation— underpinned by a minimum of 14 hours of supervised clinical practice each week. You'll also make extensive use of simulated clinical environments on clinical modules.

The structure of the course and modules aims to ensure that you develop into an effective sonographer in areas most useful to your own personal development and employer's service requirements.

You learn through

  • group discussion,
  • student led seminars,
  • e-learning activities
  • workshops and demonstrations.
  • key note lectures
  • simulation

Future careers

The course is designed specifically to enhance the employability of health professionals who wish to pursue or further their career in medical ultrasound.


Applied Ultrasound Physics For Safe Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will hold a first degree (or equivalent professional qualification) which is recognised in the UK by a professional standards regulating body such as HCPC, NMC or GMC, for example BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or Diploma of the College of Radiographers (DCR), BSc (Hons) Midwifery. Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on...more

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