Liverpool Hope University
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound PgCert
Liverpool Hope University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound at Liverpool Hope University is designed for practicing healthcare professionals and practitioners, with a relevant first degree, who wish to extend their scope of clinical practice to include musculoskeletal ultrasound. The PGCert MSK ultrasound has increasingly become a popular degree/CPD pathway for physiotherapists, MSK nurses, sonographers and radiographers, sports medicine clinicians, sports therapists, medical doctors and researchers.

This course sits within our School of Health Sciences providing students with an exciting opportunity to join a community with a particular focus on sports and exercise science, sports rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal health.

*Subject to Validation by Liverpool Hope University. CASE (Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education) Accreditation is being sought

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • At least 6.0 in Reading and Writing
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 6.0 in Reading and Writing and no individual score lower than 5.5

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound, PgCert, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Applicants will require a recognised professional qualification in a relevant and acknowledged subject and be a member of an appropriate professional body including: General Medical Council (GMC), The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), The Nursing, and Midwifery Council (NMC), The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and Society of Vascular Technology (SVT). Or equivalent overseas professional qualification. Applicants should be able to provide evidence of their potential to study at M-level by producing evidence of either: a UK Bachelor’s degree to a 2:1 classification or an overseas equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants will be required to provide evidence that an appropriate clinical Mentor has been identified for Module 2 in support of the work-based clinical placement and patient case load for a minimum of 15 hours per week, to enable completion of clinical learning requirements. Before being accepted onto the course, all applicants will be interviewed.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University, also known as Hope, was founded in 1844 on the outskirts of Liverpool. Hope is formally affiliated with the Christian-Ecumenical religion, and provides spaces to practice your faith, including the EDEN building and Hope Chapel. Applicants can expect to find 12 research centres here, 2 modern libraries with knowledgeable librarian staff, and all of the on-site amenities you would expect as a student. Whenever you need some time away from the campus in your free time, Liverpool’s vibrant City Centre is just a 40-minute bus ride away.

Student composition of Liverpool Hope University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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