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Employability embedded

Employability is embedded in our programmes

Placement module class photo 2017

Work placements

The Insight Programme

We embed employability throughout our undergraduate programme and are proud to offer short-term placements through our Insight Programme.

Work Placements
Psychology students in DKB quad, 1 female, 1 male

Work placements

BSC (Hons) Psychology with Professional Placement

This four year Psychology pathway allows our undergraduate students to spend a year working with an organisation both nationally and internationally

One year placement opportunities

Degree Plus

Enhance your degree

Degree Plus is a way for students to accredit work-related learning and skills during their time at Queen’s

Find out more

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)

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 Psychology take you?

Caoimhe Keogan Profile

Chief People Officer - Money Supermarket Group

"Even though psychology was, and still is, a specialism within HR, there was definitely an awakening to the potential value that behavioural science could bring, especially to organisations undergoing significant change or transformation."

Where could Psychology 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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