Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging
University of Essex
Key Course Facts
Please note, the course duration is between 1 and 6 years depending on the pathway chosen.
We understand that you may not have the time to do a full-time degree, so our CPD learning pathway allows you to study flexibly, in the way that best suits you. The structure, mode of delivery and level of support allow you to progress towards a qualification at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters level.
This pathway supports clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds to access musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging. Students engage with the technical considerations that underpin this imaging modality prior to musculoskeletal scanning protocols. This face to face teaching occurs at weekends at the Southend campus. Students need a mentor to complete the clinical learning components of the PGCert. The pathway includes optional modules covering ultrasound guided injections or service evaluation.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging, PgCert, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
Positions of University of Essex in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Essex
The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.
Student composition of University of Essex
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
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PgCert PgCert||Brunel University||-||-||-||£3380||£6180||-||Uxbridge||On campus Part-time|
|Medical Ultrasound PgDip||City University London||-||-||-||£4245||-||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Medical Imaging (Ultrasound) MSc||University of Cumbria||-||-||-||£10000||-||-||Carlisle||On campus Full-time|
|Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging PgCert||University of Essex||-||-||-||-||-||-||Colchester||On campus Part-time|
|Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PgCert||Canterbury Christ Church University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Canterbury||On campus Part-time|
|Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound PgCert||Liverpool Hope University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Liverpool||On campus Part-time|