Our department provides careers support and advice for the time our students study with us and beyond.
We organise various careers activities such as work placements, talks and seminars in collaboration with many organisations. Some of these include the Metropolitan Police, The NHS, and The British Psychological Society (BPS) which has an invaluable source of careers related information. We also hold an annual careers fair for our second and third year students and work closely with London South Bank University alumni who have gone on to successful careers in Psychology.
Our work placement scheme provides our students with excellent work experience, equipping them with skills that are valuable to employers.
We help each of our students develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) where they monitor their progress and set their study objectives and career goals. With guidance from their tutors they reflect on the skills they have learnt from their studies which will help them achieve the career they want in Psychology or a related field. Some of the items included in a PDP are a skills checklist and personal plan, the student’s CV and useful career information.
Students are introduced to the PDP at the beginning of their courses and take part in various activities that introduce them to the many careers options in psychology. These include group work, careers talks and sessions, and one-to-one sessions with their tutors.
We also have the LSBU Jobshop and Careers Centre which offers a wide range of career guidance facilities including:
For more information visit the JobShop and Careers Centre Website.
Our undergraduate degrees are taken by students who wish to meet the requirements for Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Having GBR with the BPS enables the holder to undertake Masters/Doctoral level study leading to Chartered (i.e. professional) Membership of the BPS, which is required for various professions in Psychology, e.g. Clinical, Counselling, Forensic or Health Psychology. In order to be eligible for GBR, students must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class Honours degree.
In addition to providing GBR, an honours degree is highly regarded by employers generally, as graduates have developed skills in communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking and computing.
Our graduates have gone on to careers in clinical psychology, research and education, as well as obtaining graduate entry level jobs in fields such as marketing and human resources.