Psychology Careers

Psychology is the study of the mind. Psychologists study lots of different aspects of the brain including: intelligence, memory, mental health, brain disorders and more. Psychologists work in many fields, some in clinical settings, whilst others may work in areas such as marketing or education.

Where Could Psychology Take You?

Use our interactive resource to explore the university courses and careers that studying Psychology at A Level or equivalent could lead to. Click here to download the full resource (PPT, 172mb) or explore the text version below. 

Biology at Newcastle covers a range of topics from all forms of life, from cells to whole organisms and ecosystems.

– This course shares a first year with Zoology
– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

96% of Biology graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Animal Technician
– Research & Development Assistant
– Researcher
– Environmental Monitoring Officer
– Scientific Officer
– Biotechnology
– Ecological Consultant
– Environmental Technology

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This course poses challenging questions inspiring you to critically examine essential issues relating to education.

You’ll be encouraged to explore what is meant by education and how it has changed over time, including its central place in the foundation of modern societies.

– Opportunity to do a work placement

Careers

96% of Education graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Primary Teaching PGCE
– Health Work
– Education Management
– Widening Participation
– Rehabilitation Programmes

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Studying Psychology will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the fascinating field of psychology, and how to apply your knowledge in a real-world setting

Psychology is also available as part of a joint honours degree, where you do half of the modules from each subject. It can be combined with: Biology, Mathematics, Nutrition or Sport and Exercise Science.

– The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society
– Opportunity to do a year in industry

Careers

94% of Psychology graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Analyst
– Educational Psychologist
– Learning Support Assistant
– Marketing Executive
– Research Assistant
– Support Worker
– Forensic Psychology
– Neuroscience

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Sociology is for open-minded students who ask questions about the social worlds around them. You will gain a solid understanding of sociology and various contemporary societal challenges, such as refugees and displacement, multiculturalism and British identity.

– Sociology can also be studied as part of a joint honours degree alongside Politics
– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

93% of Sociology graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Citizen Advice Adviser
– Events and Programmes Co-ordinator
– Marketing Assistant
– Public Relations Assistant

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Speech and Language Therapists impact the lives of a range of people, from children with speech difficulties as a result of neck or throat cancer, to elderly stroke and dementia patients, and a broad range in between. You will study core modules in speech and language pathology. These include causes, diagnosis, assessment and treatment of a range of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders in adults and children. Clinical experience during every year of the course will allow you to put this theory into practice.

– The degree is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
– Includes a work placement

Careers

94% of Speech graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Speech and Language Therapist
– Communication Support Co-ordinator
– Special Educational Needs Assistant
– Activity Support Co-ordinator

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