Studying a degree in psychology will provide you with a broad range of skills, which include the following:

As a result, these transferable skills can be used as the basis for a diverse range of job roles and career paths many of which are outlined in this guide.

Researching your Career Options

Read our ‘Researching Your Career Options’ guide for information and resources that will help you to explore your options.

Prospects offers a great tool to help you research your options with your degree: Prospects 'What can I do with my Psychology degree?'

Graduate Destinations

Every year, we contact our recent graduates to find out what they have gone on to do six months after their degree at Manchester Met. Here are some recent examples.

Further study is also a popular option for many psychology graduates:

You can also use the Manchester Met Alumni search facility within LinkedIn to look at the career paths of former students. For help and guidance with setting up a profile see our Creating Your LinkedIn Profile guide.

Becoming a Psychologist

You may decide to progress into a role that directly relates to your degree subject.

These include:

Both related experience and postgraduate study are required in order to become a Chartered Psychologist. The following sources will provide you with further information about the options:

There are many alternative career paths available to you because of the different skills acquired as a psychology student. The following article illustrates just a small sample of the wide range of possibilities: Unusual Career Paths for Psychology Graduates.

Useful Links Covering Key Areas of Psychology:

The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulates professional psychologists and recognises seven categories of Practitioner Psychologist.

Key Links:

Additional Links Detailing Popular Careers Areas:

Psychology related Social Media:

Key Employers:

Because psychology looks at the study of human behaviour it is considered to be a valuable degree subject by a wide range of employers, these include:

Job Listings:

Psychology-related job vacancies are advertised in the BPS’s Appointments Memorandum.

Also, check the links to each Branch of Psychology for specific vacancy sources.

Other vacancies may be found at the following sites:

Links for Further Study:

Additional Information Including Global Links:

Careers and Employability Support

The Careers and Employability Service offers a range of support to Manchester Met students and graduates:


Detailed Careers Guides: Our full range of careers guides, including information on finding and applying for work and further study opportunities are available on our website.

Ask a Careers Question Online: Get online advice through My Career Hub, ask your question at any time and receive support via email.

Careers Consultant Appointments: Book a 30 minute appointment to discuss working or studying abroad with a Careers and Employability Consultant.

Careers Events: Meet employers and enhance your employability by attending our workshops, employer events and careers fairs.

Term-Time Drop-In:

 Every week during term-time in Brooks Student Hub.

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Careers and Employability Support

We offer range of support services to Manchester Met students and graduates:

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