What will I learn?

What is the MPhil/PhD?

Middlesex University and Metanoia Institute London are currently recruiting graduates to undertake innovative original psychotherapy research at doctoral level.

Metanoia Institute also hosts a Doctorate in Psychotherapy (DPsych) and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych) as joint programmes with Middlesex University.

The MPhil/PhD is the latest in our range of postgraduate initiatives in support of independent research at the cutting edge of theoretical understanding in psychotherapy. Candidates register for a Middlesex University Master of Philosophy (MPhil) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme and receive supervision and training from Metanoia experts in Psychotherapy Training and Research.

Psychological therapies

The MPhil/PhD aims at those with an interest in independent research skills at the cutting edge of knowledge and practice in psychotherapy. A candidate will be supported by a supervisory team drawn from specialist staff at both Metanoia Institute & Middlesex University. The team is composed of two academic supervisors, and a specialist academic consultant. One of the academic supervisors will be drawn from Metanoia’s pool of psychotherapy research experts, will be an established authority in the candidate’s chosen area of study. A Director of Studies will be appointed from Middlesex University who has overall responsibility for the candidate’s progression. Students can also exit with MPhil awards.

Which department am I in?

Metanoia Institute

Study options

Full Time (3.5 years)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (US$ 17,893) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

October 2021, January 2022


Metanoia Institute

13 North Common Road,



W5 2QB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Successful applicants will normally have: A First or Upper Second class bachelor’s degree. BPS, UKCP, or BACP accreditation as a Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Counsellor. IELTS: 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).