Careers for Psychology MA (Hons)
The need for Psychology graduates is growing. Populations are aging, societies are facing a post-pandemic mental health crisis, income inequality is increasing, and more and more data about our lives is easily available. In the current climate, the knowledge and skills that psychologists can bring to help address societal challenges is undeniable.
When you join Psychology at Dundee, you will have access to dedicated careers support, both during and after your studies, through the Careers Service. This includes 1-1 advice on constructing your cv and preparing for interviews. During this UG degree, you may have the opportunity to complete an internship module to help explore future career options. Students also benefit from the guidance of our academic staff, who have a network of connections with practitioners, policy makers, and charities, see our Art at the Start and Early Language in Play projects as examples.
A degree in psychology will provide you with skills and knowledge that can be used in many different types of professional careers.
These may include:
- assessing and supporting individuals with mental and physical health problems (clinical psychologist)
- supporting children and young people in educational settings (educational psychologist)
- assessing and treating criminal behaviour in prisons and judicial systems (forensic psychologist)
- helping patients of all ages manage the psychological aspects of their illness and promote general well-being (health psychologist)
- dealing with career development in organisations (occupational psychologist)
- helping athletes and sport teams to deal psychologically with demand and to improve performance (sport and exercise psychologist)
- conducting independent or team-based research into pressing societal issues (research assistant; PhD researcher)
Each of these career paths requires specific post-graduate training in the UK. Our accredited UG degree can provide eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered membership with the British Psychological Society, which is an essential requirement for pursuing further study towards a career in any of the professional arms of psychology in the UK.
Completion of your UG degree equips you with skills and attributes that are desirable for many different career paths. For example, your experience with research methodology and statistics can also be used to develop a career as a data analyst in a variety of areas, such as working for the civil service, local council, and industry.
Aileen Brown, Psychology (Master of Arts) Graduate, Now Business Psychologist
If you have any questions about the admissions process, studying, or living in Dundee, please contact us