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Employability is embedded in our programmes

Development Weeks 2018 - Internships available

As part of the University Development Weeks we are offering a number of Internships particularly suited to Psychology students. Internships start on 14th May and last for 2 weeks. Closing dates are coming up so apply before the 16th March.  A number of other internships are also still available and you can find them by using the keyword ‘QUBDW’ on MyFuture.

Follow the links below on MyFuture to apply.

HR Internship Belfast City Council QUBDWApply by 16th March 2018 We are offering this Human Resources Internship as part of the Queen's University Development Weeks initiative. The HR internship is within the Parks Section of our City & Neighbourhood Services Department.

CITI QUBDW Internship  - Final Years 2 weeks 14-25th May upload CV and Cover letter on Myfuture by 16th March 2018 This is a fantastic opportunity for any final year student to experience first-hand Citi's culture, business divisions, employees and networks. As well as participating in work shadowing you will also have the opportunity to meet other business and technology areas through networking sessions with our current Graduates and Placement students. Final Year Psychology

HR Staff Engagement intern – Upper Springfield Development Trust QUBDW Conduct a staff satisfaction survey with 90+ members of staff within various departments across USDT.This survey will play a vital role in assisting USDT to improve employee engagement. Apply by 19th March 2018

Community Partnership Internship QUBDW , Dungannon  APPLY by 16th March - Support the Mid Ulster Volunteer Development Officer in the promotion and planning for great volunteering opportunities and community partnerships. 

Students from the school who are successful in obtaining an internship are entitled to a £100 per week stipend.

Placement module class photo 2017

Work placements

Insight Programme

Our optional final year undergraduate module Psychologists at Work: Insights Into Graduate Employment is the culmination of our three year embedded Insight programme which includes between 15 and 20 days in a workplace working at graduate level. Alternatively switch to our Professional Placement degree at the end of second year and spend a year in graduate employment.

Work Placements

Degree Plus

Enhance your degree

Degree Plus is a vehicle for accrediting work-related learning and skills developed through extracurricular activities.

Degree Plus

Where do our graduates go?

Christopher Broome

Christopher Broome

People & Change Consultant with PwC

"Many of the skills that I use within my day to day working life have a large part of their foundations within the experiences I had whilst studying Psychology at Queen’s."

Where could Queen's take you?

Rachael Perry

Rachael Perry

Client Services Administrator with Succeed Wealth Management

"Not only are the skills I gained in Psychology at Queens advantageous to get through the door of a potential employer, they are undoubtedly useful within the work place."

Where could Queen's take you?

Industrial Partnerships


Exploring debt with Aperture

Our collaboration with Aperture looks at how advisors manage the challenge of giving effective advice to people experiencing extreme financial difficulties and whether advice given face to face is more impactful than advice given over the phone

Find out more about the Aperture collaboration



Exploring emotion further

Dr Gary McKeown will be collaborating with Sensum as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership which is jointly funded by the ESRC and Invest NI. The project will assess feelings and emotions using multiple biometric sensors and information sources

Find out more about the Sensum collaboration

Advice and Guidance

Student Guidance Centre

Advice and Guidance

Support in finding your career path

30 minute career consultations are available every day at the Student Guidance Centre

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Psychology Student Employability Guide

Higher Education Academy

This document produced by the Higher Education Academy "provides a psychology specific overview covering such topics as where psychology graduates work within and outside psychology, emerging areas of work, the job market, and includes activities to help you explore interests, skills, preferences and values"

HEA Guide (PDF)