Rewarding careers exist in clinical, health, educational, and occupational psychology, and criminology. Psychologists are also welcome in many other contexts, such as human resource and general management, marketing, and as members of research or design teams producing new products. MSc students may also use this as a route to a PhD programme.
Further information about careers in psychology may be obtained from the British Psychological Society.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2016, 97% of postgraduates from the School of Psychology who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £29,212 with the highest being £50,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career Prospects and Employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers** and
can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and
specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills
workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
** The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.