Studying psychology will allow you to learn all about how the mind works and the link to social issues. Some of the common topics studied include: memory, psychopathology, eating behaviour, forensic psychology and attachment.
You will develop a number of different skills whilst studying the subject including maths, communication, research and handling data.
Psychology lends itself to a wide variety of jobs and many people who study psychology at a higher level go into a medical, therapy or education related job sector.
Many students who study psychology choose to study it alongside other science subjects or humanities subjects, e.g. history.
Selection of jobs using the subject Psychology
- Careers adviser
- Clinical psychologist
- Communication support worker
- Education welfare officer
- Family mediator
- Family support worker
- Forensic psychologist
- Human resources officer
- Life coach
- Market researcher
- Play therapist
- Secondary school teacher
- Social worker
- Sport and exercise psychologist
- Substance misuse outreach worker
- Youth worker
Do a free, short, online course to find out more about psychology (looks great on your CV too!)
- Introduction to Psychology: The history and science of psychology
- Psychology and mental health: Beyond nature and nurture
- Coaching the mental game
Or view the other free, online courses in psychology
Examples of apprenticeships that relate to psychology:
- Senior healthcare support worker - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:18 months
- Healthcare support worker - Level:2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). Typical length:12 months
- Registered Nurse - Level:6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree). Typical length:48 months
- Healthcare assistant practitioner - Level:5 (equivalent to foundation degree). Typical length:18 months
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Examples of degree courses that relate to psychology:
BBC Bitesize Career Videos
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