When you graduate with a degree in Psychology you will have developed the skills and knowledge for a career in numerous areas. As a scientist, the analytical and problem-solving skills, along with experience in research, communication and information management skills will be valued by a range of employers.
You could go on to specialise as a psychologist working in one of the following areas:
- Educational psychology – working with children and young people experiencing difficulties, helping with their educational and psychological development.
- Occupational psychology – working with businesses to improve the performance and well-being of employees.
- Health psychology – promoting healthy lifestyles and helping patients with ill health.
- Counselling – helping clients resolve personal problems at difficult and stressful periods in their lives.
- Neuropsychology – assisting with recovery from brain injuries and diseases.
- Forensic or criminal – assisting with investigation of crimes, in prisons and with offenders.
- Sports science – working with teams and individuals to help with performance and motivation.
- Clinical psychology – working with clients to help them with conditions like depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.
Our Psychology graduates have also taken other career paths – broadcasting, social work, personnel management, teaching, the Civil Service, police work, and banking are other successful careers where a Psychology degree has opened doors.
There are opportunities to develop neuroscience skills through volunteering in the Department of Psychology’s Centre for Health and Clinical Neuroscience (CHCN), with clinical specialists from Hull and York, and the Hull York Medical School. The Centre has existing collaborations with Universities in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and New Zealand. CHCN’s research areas include ageing and dementia.
Many students have stayed on for higher degrees at both Masters and PhD level.