Published: 26 January 2024

Your future in psychology

A degree in psychology will equip you with the experience, skills and knowledge needed to start your career in this exciting field. Discover more about our undergraduate Psychology course and what your future could hold. 

Your future, your choice 

A degree in psychology can help open the door to a range of careers. At Surrey, our graduates have gone on to roles including:

  • Clinical psychologists
  • Consultants
  • Crime analysts
  • Human resources specialists
  • Market researchers
  • Rehabilitation assistants
  • Social therapists
  • Wellbeing practitioners.

Many of our students also use our course to apply for careers in law, management and teaching or go on to further study. 

If you successfully complete our course with a minimum of a 2:2, you’ll have met the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is a pre-requisite for many postgraduate courses, where you can train to become a chartered psychologist. You’ll also have the academic experience needed to apply for graduate membership with the BPS.

With the critical thinking and communication skills learnt throughout our course, you’ll be highly valued in the workplace, whichever career you pursue.


Our alumni can be found in a range of sectors across the UK, with recent graduates working for:

  • Forensis
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hays plc
  • Salesforce
  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Supporting your career journey

Over the last decade, our employment figures have been among the best in the UK. We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.



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