What will I learn?

Overview

This is a potential research degree area, subject to the approval of the University. If you are interested in undertaking a research degree in this area.

The Division of Mental Health Nursing & Counselling has active research programmes (MSc, MPhil, PhD) in mental health nursing practice as a specialist discipline, with a focus on practitioners, education, clinical practice and pluralistic counselling. Researchers from both strands collaborate with colleagues from across the University.

The partnership with the Scottish Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Unit, has led to the Division having a thriving MSc by Research programme for mental health nurses.

The Division is also home to the Tayside Centre for Counselling – a counselling clinic, which supports research degrees in areas such as adjustment to disability and/or long-term health conditions, the effectiveness of counselling interventions, and development of the Pluralistic Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy Integration.

The clinic is a partner to a number of other UK institutions with shared research aims.

Our research programmes will prepare you for a rewarding career as an academic and researcher, as well as opening up opportunities for a diverse range of careers outside of academia.

Our research degrees

You have the option of studying an MSc by Research, an MPhil or a PhD.

When deciding which degree is right for you, you should consider the level of commitment required, the duration, cost and your career aspirations.

That being said, our research degrees are flexible. You can begin an MSc or an MPhil and then seek to transfer to a PhD without having to start your project all over again. You can also switch from full-time to part-time study, and vice versa.

MPhil

The award of Master of Philosophy demonstrates a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or the application of original thought, much of which is at (or informed by) the forefront of your field of study or area of professional practice.

How long is an MPhil?

If you are studying full-time, you are expected to complete the award in 24 months. The minimum period to receive this award is 12 months and the maximum is 48 months.

If you are studying part-time, you are expected to complete the award in 48 months. The minimum period to receive this award on a part-time basis is 24 months and the maximum is 72 months.

Which department am I in?

Abertary University

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£13,750.00 (US$ 18,925) per year
Continuation Fee for PhD/MPhil (per academic year) £500.

This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected March, July 2022

Start date

October 2021

Venue

Abertay University

Bell Street,

Dundee,

Dundee, City Of,

DD1 1HG, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BSc) with a GPA of 3.0-3.33 corresponds to a UK 2:1 (Upper Second) and a GPA of 2.7-3.0 is compares to a UK 2:2 (Lower Second) degree.

For international students

The minimum entry requirement for all our research degrees is an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) at undergraduate level in an appropriate discipline and/or a Master’s degree. In some cases, appropriate professional or experiential learning may be considered in combination with a lower classification of Honours degree. Students should have IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 and TOEFL 80 with no band less than 18.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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