Careers and employability
Our graduates go on to pursue careers in clinical, forensic and counselling psychology, teaching, the probation service, court services, human resources and business. Psychology graduates are generally highly regarded by employers for their communication, numeracy, teamwork, and critical thinking.
Complete a course search and each entry will explain available careers, the placement opportunities available and the particular qualifications and exemptions the course achieves.
Rewarding voluntary work placements
The Division runs a successful voluntary work placement schemes that help students find and prepare for part-time psychology-related voluntary work at organisations including:
- Addiction rehabilitation units
- Brain damage units
- Charitable organisations working with stroke patients
- NHS clinics and hospital units (psychosexual, forensic and clinical psychology units)
- Children with disabilities
- Clinical psychologists at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
- Young offenders
Read case studies about students' experiences of voluntary work.
Leading career services and advice
We provide careers support and advice throughout the time that students study with us and beyond. We organise various careers activities such as work placements, talks, and seminars in collaboration with many organisations, including the Metropolitan Police, the NHS, and the British Psychological Society (BPS). We hold an annual careers fair for second and third year students and work closely with our alumni who have gone on to build successful careers in psychology.
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