What skills will I gain from my degree?


On completing an accredited psychology programme students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively, both face-to-face or in writing.
  • Understand, analyse and use complex data.
  • Retrieve and organise information from different sources.
  • Handle primary source material critically.
  • Engage in effective team work.
  • Solve problems and reason scientifically to consider alternative approaches and solutions.
  • Make critical judgements and evaluations to gain different perspectives on a question.
  • Be sensitive to contextual and interpersonal factors, including behaviour and social interaction.
  • Use personal planning and project management skills to become more independent and pragmatic.
  • Be computer literate

The latest graduate research from the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (2010) shows that psychology graduates are highly regarded by employers and have a good chance of finding employment.

This is because the skills they acquire are transferable across many careers.