Psychology Graduate Destinations
A survey of graduates 6 months after graduation reveals that Queen’s graduates from these programmes have recently gone to work in roles such as:
Support Worker (Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health), Employment Adviser (Ingeus), Councillor (Omagh District Council), Support Worker (Praxis), Assistant Clinical Psychologist (SL Volunteers), Assistant Psychologist (Western Health & Social Care Trust), Assistant Manager (Marks and Spencer), Civil Servant (Civil Service), Graduate Intern (Centre for Effective Services), Graduate Intern (Health and Social Care Trust), Support Worker (Autism Initiatives), Activity Therapist (Valley Nursing Home)
Some have gone on to further study in areas such as:
Doctorate in Educational, Child & Adolescent Psychology, MSc Atypical Child Development, MSc Applied Psychology, MSc Health Psychology, MSc Neuroscience, MSc Legal Science, MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology and Health Studies, MSc Performance Enhancement in Sport and Health, PGCE Primary and PhD in Psychology.
As with all programmes at all universities, some graduates have not gone into graduate level work. Recent roles have included: Sales Assistant, Administrator, Bar Staff, Customer Adviser, Teaching Assistant.
There can be many reasons to explain this. For Psychology graduates it is often due to gaining relevant experience for professional Psychology work. Sometimes, however, it is due to a lack of career planning prior to graduating. Reviewing these careers resources and taking advantage of opportunities to develop your skills and experience will help to ensure that you fulfil your career potential. If you wish to book an appointment to discuss your options and plan your career you can do this through MyFuture.
The National picture: What do graduates do? is an annual report showing the national picture of graduate destinations.