Advice and information from the University Careers Service
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Studying a psychology degree fosters a valuable aptitude for work in both the science and arts fields, and forms a flexible basis for a wide number of careers.
Starting points and further information about career areas related to the study of psychology, including the main professional psychology careers, and areas where your degree subject may be useful. Includes information on relevant work experience for students wanting to become professional psychologists.
During Semester 2 2016/17, we have a series of regular seminars exploring the different careers open to Psychology graduates. The seminars take place on Fridays at 1pm at 7 George Square. Please come along and bring your own lunch. See below for slides from previous talks.
Applying for postgraduate study (MSc and PhD): general information
In these short videos, Edinburgh Psychology graduates talk about their experience since graduation, and how Psychology has been useful in their career:
This site has interactive tools to help you find out more about careers in the different areas of psychology including training routes, pay and work experience. You can also select your current academic level for advice on next steps into the psychology professions.
This site provides job profiles of the different psychology professional areas and relevant links for further exploration.
Careers, career-planning and case-studies for psychology students and graduates, in the psychology professions and beyond.
Entry to professional training in areas such as educational, clinical and forensic psychology is very competitive and you need to build up substantial relevant work experience to be successful. Start this via paid work or volunteering while you are at university, if possible. Most professional psychology postgraduate courses will not accept applications from students before they're graduated with the assumption they will not have enough experience. Use the resources below to research ways of gaining relevant experience.
You can explore your options with a Psychology degree, but the key question is what do you want to do with your degree? Working out what you want for your future can be difficult but the 'Career Planning' section of our website has resources and ideas to help you get started.