Published: 26 January 2022

Top jobs with a psychology degree

Did you know that 97% of our psychology graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2021)? Discover what roles you could go on to after graduation and the companies our graduates are working for. 

Job roles

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.

"There is a wonderful atmosphere throughout the University and the psychology department offers you many inspiring and challenging opportunities."

Hannah Craig, Psychology BSc 


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.




*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions

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