Annual Course Fees for 2024/2025
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies – YR1 8,750 GBP
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies – YR2 8,750 GBP
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies – YR3 8,750 GBP
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies – YR4 8,750 GBP
Continued writing up of research (Per semester) 2,063 GBP
An additional fee of £900 would apply in the unlikely event of a resubmission being necessary for your doctoral research project and viva.
Writing-Up fees for existing students on the Legacy DCPsych programme
The following writing-up fees will apply to students who are granted an extension beyond their maximum period of registration, and to all writing-up students on the legacy version of the programme from 2023/24 onwards. Instead of paying separately for submission and viva voce fees, they will be required to pay an annual fee of £3,750, which will be payable in 6-monthly instalments of £1,875 for each 6-month period of time required for which both an extension has been granted and all outstanding work has not yet been submitted.
This means that if you extend beyond the August 31st deadline, a payment of £1,875 will be payable on September 1st, and a second payment of £1,875 will then be made on March 1st if your extension extends beyond that date and all work has not been submitted by that point. These fees include all project submission and viva fees and also ensure that you receive ongoing support from your Supervisor, including an extra 5 Research Supervision hours per 6-monthly writing-up period. Fees will also include ongoing support from the programme Director of Studies, remote and physical library access at Middlesex and Metanoia libraries, and Metanoia membership.
For students who have used up their original Research Supervision hours it is possible to arrange continuing supervision (with the written agreement of your supervisor), in blocks of 5 hours, at a cost of £300 per block by contacting your Academic Coordinator. This is an "at cost" rate and will be paid to Metanoia Institute by the candidate. The Research Supervisor will continue to invoice Metanoia in the usual way. There will be no limit to the number of blocks of additional supervision that a candidate can pay for, as long as the supervisor agrees to continue.
Please note, Metanoia Institute regularly reviews its tuition fees structure and further changes such as fee increases may be applied on an annual basis to new students. All fees quoted are provisional and subject to change.
You should also take into account the cost of personal therapy during the programme at typically £45-£75 per session, depending on location.
Students on the DCPsych are eligible to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £26,445 (currently, at Dec 2020) and this is not means tested. When making an application, search under "Middlesex University" for the DCPsych.
Clinical supervision is frequently provided by the practice-based learning provider, especially in the NHS, but there are also some placements where this is not the case. Candidates in this situation should therefore also consider the cost of fortnightly supervision (typically £50-£80 per session). Some clinical supervisors offer reduced fees for students.
In addition, you should take budget for the cost of transport and possibly accommodation, depending on where you live. You may apply for a Students' Union discount card (Totum Card) which additionally offers discounts on groceries, dining out, computer equipment, as well as many other special offers and discounts.
The number of hours of teaching contact on the DCPsych, together with requirement to undertake placement-based learning, means that DCPsych Candidates are considered to be full-time for the purposes of council tax and Student Railcard.
The Institute and Middlesex University provide access to all software you are likely to need (for example qualitative or quantitative analysis software, referencing etc), including the full suite of Microsoft Office programs for the duration of your studies.
The libraries of Metanoia and Middlesex University provide access to all recommended reading materials, including the loan of titles in e-book format. We recommend however that a few core titles are purchased, as you will need to refer to them on a frequent basis throughout your studies.