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What can I do with a degree in psychology?

As well as careers in professional psychology there are good employment prospects for psychology graduates in other fields for which their training will have provided them with relevant expertise. Market research, social work, nursing, advertising, sales, personnel management and careers guidance are all areas for which a psychology degree will provide a good basis.

Psychology graduates will have knowledge of the assessment of personality, intelligence and attitudes, interviewing techniques, questionnaire design and analysis, child development, and methods of teaching and learning.

A psychology degree is also a good basis for many jobs where employees receive additional training e.g. (the police, Armed Forces, advertising and broadcasting) or where they will gain further professional qualifications while working (e.g. banking, accountancy, management, personnel, market research). Psychology graduates may work in an interdisciplinary position with, for example, biologists, engineers, physiologists and physicists. However, employers are usually looking for general or 'transferable' skills, and a psychology degree provides an arguably unique combination of these.

Careers, Employability and Skills

Current students can avail of the services of the University's Careers, Employability and Skills department within the Student Guidance Centre.