Careers in Psychology

Fascinated by the human mind but not sure which course is right for you? If you have ever wondered where a degree in Psychology can lead you, take a look at the careers that our courses can lead to.

From exploring how the human mind works and how it shapes and influences our behaviour, now couldn’t be a more exciting time to study on of our Psychology degrees.

Studying  Psychology, you could go on to become a...

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

The aim of a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist is to reduce the distress and improve the psychological wellbeing of their clients who may have a variety of mental or physical health conditions ranging from anxiety; depression; mental illness; challenging behaviour through to eating disorders. If this sounds like something you’d like to do - then this could be the career for you. Find out more.   

Forensic Psychologist

Forensic psychology can be challenging but if you're resilient and willing to help and understand offenders, it could be your ideal career. This role allows you to work not only with prisoners and offenders, but with other professionals involved in the judicial and penal systems as well as with victims of crime. Your work will help to rehabilitate prisoners and you'll have the chance to support and train other staff. Find out more.


You could also go on to become a...

Occupational Psychologist

As an occupational psychologist you'll apply psychological knowledge, theory and practice to organisational issues in the workplace, such as culture and change, as well as issues at an individual or team level. Focusing on employee performance and how individuals, groups and organisations function, your aim is to improve the effectiveness of the organisation and employee job satisfaction. Find out more.

High Intensity therapist

A career as a high intensity therapist would suit you if you can show empathy, work well in a team, are solution-focused and have experience of working with people with mental health conditions. In this role, you'll support individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds who are experiencing mental health conditions, in particular moderate to severe depression and anxiety. You'll offer a range of high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based interventions, such as imagery rescripting and exposure therapy, to help your patients manage their own recovery. Find out more.