As Psychology tends to attract people with an analytical yet open mind, there are various career options to be explored following graduation. Careers pursued by our graduates within the private sector include human resources, marketing, management and banking. In the public sector the career paths followed by our graduates include teaching, social work and the psychology professions, such as clinical, education and forensic psychology.
Students wishing to enter the psychology professions often gather relevant experience by working as support workers, mental health workers, assistant psychologist or teaching assistants prior to further training at Masters and Doctoral levels.
Amongst our alumni, the most popular route of employment is into jobs in the commercial and public sectors, where your knowledge and skills can be applied to roles relating to communication, understanding and analysis.
Around a quarter of our graduates go on to further their Psychology studies with a Masters degree in a related subject, or a vocational diploma. Others continue in research, in the UK or overseas, with the help of funding.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.