Psychological Science graduate destinations
A Psychology degree provides graduates with numerous skills which many employers are looking for. These include a wide range of research skills, data collection and analysis, critical analysis of literature, independent learning, team working, oral and written communication skills, as well as IT, statistical and numerical skills.
Data obtained from
- Single and joint honours Psychology courses (BSc)
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 84 graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 73.7%.
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||1%|
Most Psychology graduates from 2016/17 entered employment in organisations primarily concerned with education or health and social work. However, graduates entered a wide range of different sectors, including finance and insurance, accounting and management consultancy.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Health and social work||9|
|Advertising and market research||4|
|Publishing and printing||3|
|Finance and insurance||2|
|Other sectors (11 sectors)||16|
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- Alzheimers Society
- Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Cancer Research UK
Examples of occupations
- Research Assistant
- Befriending Manager
- Health Community Engagement Assistant
- Graduate Audit Trainee
As well as related jobs, Psychology graduates also enter careers that do not require a specific degree, as around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline. Areas which Psychology graduates have favoured in the past include law, accountancy, occupational psychology, animal behaviour, neuropsychology and teaching.
20 graduates from 2016/17 went on to full-time further study, undertaking postgraduate programmes including Applied Neuropsychology (MSc), Applied Clinical Psychology (MSc), Strategic Marketing (MSc), Forensic Psychology (MSc) and Psychology (MSc).
|Qualification type||Number of graduates|
|Postgraduate research degree||3|
|Postgraduate taught degree||17|
|No qualification aim||0|
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