What can I do with a Psychology degree?
When choosing your degree course make sure you think about: what subject area interests you, what style of degree will suit you and your long-term career aspirations.
Today, we are looking at the types of careers that you could do with a degree in Psychology. Depending upon the exact content of your degree, you can look at jobs such as:
- Clinical psychologist
- Counselling psychologist
- Educational psychologist
- Forensic psychologist
- Further education teacher
- Health psychologist
- High intensity therapist
- Occupational psychologist
- Psychological well-being practitioner
- Sport and exercise psychologist
Some of the above may require additional training.
Also as part of this degree you will gain many transferrable skills that many graduate employers will value, so do not restrict your thinking to the jobs listed above. Psychology graduates can also progress into a variety of careers, typically in people-orientated and caring roles; for example, nursing, teaching, social work, human resources, marketing, software design, health research, or rehabilitation. Useful websites to explore your ideas are Prospects and Target Jobs.
What did Psychology graduates go on to do six months after graduation?
More than half of psychology graduates are in employment in the UK six months after graduating, while almost a third undertake further study or combine further study with work.
For a detailed breakdown of what psychology graduates are doing six months after graduation, see What Do Graduates Do?
Here you will find a full description of Newman’s Psychology degrees including entry requirements.