Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Professional psychology

Not all psychology graduates become professional psychologists. Very few graduates enter employment as psychologists immediately on graduating, because entry to all of the divisions is competitive and normally requires some relevant experience as well as a good degree.

Click on each career below for links to publications and websites that provide further information on each career area.

Your next steps

If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.


Clinical psychology and forensic psychology


Counselling and psychotherapy


Educational psychology


Health psychology

  • This is a new and evolving area of psychology
  • NHS Careers - has a section on health psychology

Occupational psychology


Sport and exercise psychology


Resources covering all the careers above


Careers and Employability Service

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