Dr Alana James is Lecturer in Psychology at Royal Holloway: University of London. Her interests are in social and emotional development, particularly in peer relations, bullying and interpersonal aggression, and parenting. She is a member of the Social Development Lab. In this lecture she dispels some myths about studying psychology at University level, and provides some very important information on the things you should look out for before choosing your course and university. For example is it BPS (British Psychological Society) approved? This could be the difference between you getting a job or not.

Graduate Destinations for Psychology:

Although some psychology graduates become professional psychologists, many others go on work in related fields.

A degree in psychology provides a useful foundation for a wide range of careers and employers.

Employers and Roles include:

  • Research/ Academic
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher
  • Health psychologist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Primary care graduate mental health worker
  • Sport and exercise psychologist
  • Advertising account planner
  • Advice worker
  • Careers adviser
  • Counsellor
  • Human resources officer
  • Market researcher
  • Psychotherapist

Employment Stats:

  • Employed (63.8%)
  • Further study (15.7%)
  • Working and studying (8.4%)
  • Unemployed (6.2%)
  • Other (5.9%)