Many employers will be interested in the transferable skills that you gain through studying psychology. Most of our graduates apply their skills in other fields, particularly those involving working with people and/or problem solving and communication.
Possible career destinations include personnel, management, social work, public services, counselling and advertising. Alternatively you could pursue further training in specific fields of psychological practice such as clinical or forensic psychology or counselling.
If you choose psychology as a major route, and achieve at least a second class honours, you will have the graduate basis for Chartered Membership with the Society. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. The British Psychological Society provides more information.
While you are at Sunderland, our psychology careers tutors offer support with finding work experience. We also provide advice, resources and guidance for enhancing your employability so that you begin your future career in exactly the right way.
You can switch your studies in Combined Subjects to another country for one or two semesters during the second year. You can choose from over 150 universities in 20 countries, either English-speaking (such as Australia, Canada and the USA) or non English-speaking (such as Argentina, Brazil and Japan). This gives you an opportunity to get an international perspective on both subjects that you are studying.
It is usually possible to take a module from the University Language Scheme, which will earn credits towards your degree. The language module can be taken on top of or as part of the 120 credits needed to complete a year.
Language skills increase your international mobility and you can choose between French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese at a range of levels. If your first language is not English, please check with your tutor about entry requirements.
Staff and students talk about the benefits of the University Language Scheme:
If you have a good idea for a new business and have the dedication and motivation to make it happen, then we want to hear from you. The Enterprise Place, based on-campus at St Peter's Gate Business Centre, is the perfect environment for entrepreneurial students and graduates to turn their business ideas into reality. You will have access to free hot desk space, IT facilities, specialist advice and support and business mentors and networking opportunities.
To find out more about how we can help you start a business, please contact the University's Enterprise Team:
The University of Sunderland is committed to ensuring that every student has an impressive range of opportunities to enhance their CV and gain valuable experience.
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