01/06/2020

Categories: Psychology, Undergradute

What a career in Psychology looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for a degree in the industry you want to head into. A career in psychology is perfect for those wanting an exciting and varied experience.

This blog looks at just one of the fascinating careers you can have after graduating from a psychology degree. Most undergraduates go on to study in a postgraduate degree in order to develop analytical and practical skills.

Career options

A popular psychology job choice that many aspire to is becoming a forensic psychologist. This type of role is slightly easier to obtain if you have a master’s degree but is still achievable with a bachelors. Many who are interested in this career option, have a deep interest in how the mind works but also how that can lead to criminal actions.

A forensic psychologist examines the mental states of criminals, assesses custody situation in family law, look at personal injury cases and of course, tries to help resolve situations through mediation. By psychically assessing individuals, they can determine their mental state in order to help benefit them or the situation they are in. Of course, not all people benefit, and sometimes decisions are made for the safety of others.

No day is the same as a forensic psychologist, some days you could be in prison assessing criminals, the next be in a courtroom giving psychological evidence. No two are the same when it comes to psychology jobs!

In the spotlight

Studying psychology and earning a career in psychology is fascinating. Discovering how each person’s mind ticks, what motivates them and reading their body language can be a significant factor as to why this type of degree is attractive. Hollywood actress Natalie Portman was attracted to a career in psychology from a young age and graduated with a degree in the subject. Still, she has stated many times that it has benefited her massively during her acting career and personal life.

The world of psychology is vast and truly spectacular, so if you’re considering starting your career in the sector, be sure to check out the incredible courses on offer at the University of Bolton, here.

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BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Criminological and Forensic Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Part-time
Mode of study
48 months
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapies
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Psychology with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MSc Social Neuroscience
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Psychology (Conversion): January Start
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Counselling and Positive Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Criminological and Forensic Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
112
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MSc Positive Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Psychology
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Psychology (Conversion)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Psychology (Conversion)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Positive Psychology
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Social Neuroscience
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

AdvDip(CPD) Level HE7 Using CBT with Clients with Persistent and Distressing Long-Term Health Conditions
Part-time
Mode of study
36 weeks
Duration

The University of Bolton

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