Options with a degree in psychology

A psychology degree is a great starting point for a career in both science and the arts, as it equips you with a range of skills and opens up opportunities with a variety of employers  These skills, along with other factors of career choice – what you like doing (your interests), what’s important to you (your values) and your personality type – will help you make informed career decisions.

Some of the main career options with a Psychology degree are:

You can find out more about these on Prospects what can I do with a psychology degree? as well as the wide variety of jobs where your skills and knowledge are applicable. TARGETjobs  also have a useful section on Psychology Careers.

British Psychological Society careers information 

The BPS have a comprehensive resource detailing a range of different Psychology career pathways. This provides information videos and case studies to help you with your careers research.

NHS Psychology careers resources 

Additional useful resources to help with your careers research  

Volunteering locally 

If you are interested in gaining some voluntary experience locally you may find the following websites helpful

Finding a graduate job

General job searching sites for internships and for graduate roles – all disciplines 

The following websites may be helpful to search the wider job market, where your transferable  skills can be applied.

Graduate schemes

Many leading UK employers across all industries run graduate training programmes, to discover the benefits of these schemes and how you apply the links below will help:




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