Regularized Tyler Estimator’s (RTE) have raised attention over the past years due to their attractive performance over a wide range of noise distributions and their natural robustness to outliers. Developing adaptive methods for the selection of the regularisation parameter α is currently an active topic of research. Indeed, the bias-performance compromise of RTEs highly depends on the considered application. Thus, finding a generic rule that is optimal for every criterion and/or data configurations is not straightforward. This issue is addressed in this paper for undersampled configurations (number of samples lower than the dimension of the data). The paper proposes a new regularisation parameter selection based on a subspace reduction approach. The performance of this method is investigated in terms of estimation accuracy and for adaptive detection purposes, both on simulation and real data.