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Careers and employability

Following successfully graduating, your Psychology degree can lead you to varied and rewarding career paths.

The following pages give you information on the different types of career paths you might choose to follow given your BSc in Psychology degree. We outline for each career path the qualifications and experience needed for these roles and include a description of the role.


For further advice on gaining the right skills and knowledge to further your career in psychology, click on the careers and employability page.

Community based careers

Apply your knowledge of psychological theory and research to understand various types of behaviours in various settings.

Physical wellbeing

Focus on a variety of physical health issues, including how biological, social and psychological factors influence physical health and wellbeing.

Mental wellbeing

Assess and work with individuals who present a variety of psychological problems.


Engage in teaching and research in Higher Education, including lecturing university students and publishing and disseminating psychological research.

Careers outside of psychology

Use your transferable skills that are attractive to employers such as the private sector, police, military and charitable organisations.

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