Psychology

Approximately one in four psychology graduates become professional psychologists after obtaining relevant work experience and postgraduate training. If you would like to find out more about your career options with a degree in psychology visit the British Psychological Society website. For help in looking for job opportunities, training and postgraduate courses or to discuss these options, have a look at the following information and come in to see us here at the careers centre.

What career options are there with my psychology degree?

A psychology degree is very versatile and provides a great foundation to many employment areas including social care,health, education, finance, human resources, management and uniformed services.The following professions are directly related to the subject:

We recommend the Higher Education Academy's Psychology Student Employability Guide (Caprice Lantz 2011) for information about career routes in psychology as well as help with analysing and promoting the skills you have acquired in your degree.

What do University of Wolverhampton psychology graduates do?

Here are some examples of what our psychology graduates are doing 6 months after finishing their course.

  • Assistant psychologist
  • Trainee forensic psychologist
  • Business management
  • Lecturer
  • Teacher training
  • Teaching assistants
  • Learning support workers
  • Civil service
  • Nursing
  • Mental health worker
  • Family support worker
  • Postgraduate courses

Where can I find jobs and work experience?

Getting work experience, honing the skills employers want and gaining employment is very important for any student;here are some sites to help you:

Professional bodies and other useful contacts

It is very important for psychology students to find out as much as possible about their chosen sector of work and keep up to date with the latest developments.The following sites may be useful for this purpose and could also act as excellent resources for coursework: