Career options

Career paths with a psychology degree

A psychology degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities both within and outside the psychology field. Within the psychology field you can become a qualified psychologist, after postgraduate studies, leading to roles in clinical psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology and other career paths.

A psychology degree will also equip you with a host of transferable skills which can lead to careers such as human resources, counselling, teaching, research, government and many more.

Joshua Rae

Joshua Rae

Psychology - BA (Hons)

Joshua has used his transferable skills in psychology to secure a role in human resources before graduation. "I have been accepted onto the Teach First leadership development programme and will be starting my PGCE the summer after graduating. After the two-year programme I have secured a job as a human resource consultant in the tax division at PricewaterhouseCoopers."
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Our learning philosophy reflects the requirements laid down by relevant professional bodies, notably the British Psychological Society (BPS).

All of our Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), preparing you for graduate employment in both chartered and non-chartered applied areas of psychology.

Chartered status

The final stage for chartered status is to attain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and this is awarded to graduates who have at least a lower second degree. There are comparable professional contexts for psychotherapy.

Your academic learning will be complemented by regular tutorials and lectures with experts working in the field, as well as participating in voluntary placements.

You will be supported throughout your studies by a team made up of people who are GBC-recognised and who specialise in one of the following areas: counselling, health psychology, occupational psychology and business psychology.