Personal Development

As a psychology graduate, you will possess a wide range of transferable skills that will make you attractive to a range of employers across a spectrum of industries.

Our teaching is structured to develop and draw out these skills as you progress through your degree, with backing from your Academic Tutor. These skills include:

  • Literacy: the ability to write fluently, including how to formulate and articulate arguments clearly
  • Numeracy: the ability to handle and interpret statistical information, including using data analysis packages
  • Interpersonal skills: the ability to understand and manage social communication and interact with others without conflict
  • Problem-solving: the ability to identify different strategies and approaches to solving problems
  • Critical evaluation: the ability to analyse and appraise information or situations realistically
  • Research: the ability to find the right information by knowing where to look, what to use and how to use it
  • Independent working: the ability to use your own initiative and know what to do when the advice runs out
  • Teamwork: the ability to work within a group setting and engage effectively in debates

Further skills

Taught by world-leading experts, are degrees are also designed to give you skills in:

  • Evaluating and interpreting large amounts of data
  • Understanding human behaviour and motivations
  • Engaging with complex issues and understand new topics within a short space of time
  • Approaching data and issues with an open mind
  • Understanding research ethics

Professional experience

If you plan to work in professional psychology, relevant work experience is essential to your progression. Our placements will give you a head start and allow you to become better informed about the suitability of different psychology-related career paths. We offer both paid internships and voluntary placements.