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.
Community based careers
Professionals in these careers apply their knowledge of psychological theory and research to understand various types of behaviours (eg, work, criminal, social) in various settings:
Careers in mental wellbeing
Professionals in this area assess and work with individuals who present a variety of psychological problems. They use therapeutic approaches to minimise distress and promote psychological wellbeing.
Academics engage in teaching and research in Higher Education. This includes lecturing university students and publishing and disseminating psychological research. Academics can study various areas of psychology, including social, developmental, cognition, perception, neuroscience, forensic, clinical, educational, occupational, health, and sports:
Careers in physical wellbeing
Professionals in these areas focus on a variety of physical health issues, including how biological, social and psychological factors influence physical health and wellbeing. Others help individuals with exercise motivation or physical competition:
Children and education based careers
Professionals in these fields use their understanding of psychology to promote development and learning:
Careers outside psychology
A psychology degree provides students with important transferable skills that are attractive to employers such as the private sector, police, military and charitable organizations:
Find out how we help our undergraduate students gain the necessary experience for a future career.
Whatever career path you decide to follow, you will be able to move on with a wealth of skills and a real competitive edge.
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