Careers & Employability
Undergraduate or postgraduate study in psychology can provide a foundation for a very wide range of future career destinations. These pages give a taste of these, and offer some advice on how to get there.
Psychology is one of the few degree topics that emphasizes both scientific and writing skills. Thus students can offer a host of skills that employers look for, including the ability to analyze and present data, critically appraise evidence, write or present reports, work in groups. As such it is impossible to mention all the possible career options on these pages. About 80% of psychology graduates nationwide go on to careers other than professional psychology.
Gain more than just a degree – Employers are not only concerned about the academic subject that candidates study but are looking for evidence of the development of a wide variety of transferable skills and competencies. Many of the skills that employers look for can be developed through your course but there are also opportunities to develop transferable skills and qualities via participation in extra curricular activities e.g. membership of clubs and societies, part-time employment, voluntary work. It is important that you use your time at University to develop the skills and experience that are essential in an increasingly competitive graduate job market. Our Personal Tutor system is organised to help you achieve this.