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What are the career options with a psychology degree?

psychology degree is a hugely versatile qualification that will prepare you for a wide range of careers. The modules on our recently-launched undergraduate course cover a broad range of subject-specific topics, giving you the perfect foundation for many psychology-focused professions. They also help you to build on more generic, career-focused, transferable skills.

Careers related to psychology are extremely wide-ranging; graduates may wish to work in a number of areas including counselling, the civil service, marketing, research, healthcare, education and business.

Other popular job roles and areas include*:

Actuarial Analyst Administrator Adult Guidance Worker Advertising Account Executive Advertising Account Planner Advertising, Marketing & PR Advice Worker Assistant Clinical Psychologist Banker Banking, Finance & Accountancy Behavioural Scientists Behavioural Support Brand Consultant Business Careers Adviser Careers Adviser/Personal Adviser Careers Consultant Chartered Certified Accountant Chartered Management Accountant Chartered Public Finance Accountant Child Psychotherapist Civil Service Clinical Psychologist Clinical Research Associate Communications Community Development Worker Community Education Officer Consumer Psychologist Counselling Psychologist Counsellor Crime Prevention Data Analyst Education Education Administrator Educational Psychologist Financial Advisor Forensic Accountant Forensic Psychologist Government Research Officer Health & Social Care Healthcare Human Resources Human Resources Officer Insurance Account Manager Management Management Consulting & Business Market Researcher Marketing Marketing Executive Media Media Planner Medicine & Medical Sciences Nursing Occupational Psychologist Pension Scheme Manager Physician Associate Play Therapist Police Officer Probation Officer Psychotherapist Public Relations Account Executive Public Relations Officer Recruitment & Human Resources Recruitment Consultant Research Retail & Sales Sales Executive Science Secondary School Teacher Security Security Analysts Social Science Researcher Sport & Recreation Sports & Exercise Psychologist Support Worker Roles Teaching & Education Teaching Assistant Roles Training UX Analyst Youth Worker


* Students may need to complete further study to qualify for chartered roles.

Our BSc Psychology course will provide students with a fascinating insight into why we behave the way we do, how we interact with others, and how psychologists use empirical study to explore and debate issues such as mental health, educational and child development, leadership and performance at work, and offending behaviour.

Students will acquire a wide range of subject-specific skills as they study areas including advanced cognitive psychology, biological psychology, critical social psychology, qualitative research methods and many more. Those hoping to use this qualification to develop their career will also develop a number of transferable skills including communication, IT skills, numeracy and problem-solving skills, planning and more.

So in summary, earning a degree in psychology can open the door to a host of fascinating careers, many of which provide a unique opportunity to make a positive impact and help improve communities and society.

Want to boost your career with a qualification in psychology?

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