Published: 21 March 2017

Top jobs with a psychology degree

Find out what you could do with a degree in psychology and discover some of the jobs Surrey psychology graduates have secured over the past few years.


Undertaking a psychology degree at Surrey opens doors to an extensive range of careers.

A psychology degree demonstrates strong analytical and communication skills, which makes psychology graduates highly sought after by employers. Whichever area of psychology you are interested in, the University of Surrey offers a wide range of fascinating modules to help you pursue your passion for psychology and explore what makes us who we are, how our minds work, and what influences our behaviour.

I would say that I started my placement as an undergraduate student and ended it as a psychologist. It has helped me grow as a person and as a professional. - Suzanne van Even, BSc Psychology 

Careers with a psychology degree

Surrey psychology graduates have taken up roles such as clinical psychologists, well-being practitioners, trial coordinators, rehabilitation assistants, research assistants and mental health workers in organisations including the Institute of Psychiatry, Great Ormond Street Hospital, LifePsychol, and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

Many have gone on to take Masters degrees in a range of subjects, such as clinical, counselling, health, forensic, environmental, social, research methods or occupational psychology, while others have chosen to study for PhDs in health psychology, clinical psychology, or psychotherapeutic and counselling psychology.


Psychology graduate jobs

In recent years, our psychology graduates have secured roles including:

  • Assistant Psychologist, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust (2014 graduate)
  • Drug and Alcohol Recovery Assessor, SADAS Southern Addiction and Advisory (2014 graduate)
  • Therapy Assistant, The Priory Group (2015 graduate)
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Acadia Pharmaceuticals (2015 graduate)
  • Forensic Psychologist Assistant, Aspirations Care (2015 graduate)


When I look back at my placement, I can honestly say that I made a difference to vulnerable people when they needed it. I was a voice on the other end of a phone call which I’m certain most people never thought that they would make. - Jonny Beavis, BSc Psychology


  • Research Consultant, Bamford Mental Health and Wellbeing (2015 graduate)
  • Assistant Psychologist, Centre for Psychology (2015 graduate)
  • Mental Health Support Worker, Comfort Care Services (2015 graduate)
  • Occupational Psychologist, Huntercombe (2015 graduate)
  • Assistant Educational Psychologist, Surrey County Council (2015 graduate)


I would advise a placement, as through the highs and lows of the year, you get a full and enjoyable appreciation of what a career in your field of study is like. It really helps to build your skills and employability for the future too. - Matt Finch, BSc Psychology


Discover more about our psychology degrees, our pioneering Professional Training placement scheme and student life at Surrey.

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