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Career Prospects

Psychology

Upon graduation you will be awarded a degree certificate in Psychology. As a Bachelor of Science you can enter the labour market. Most students however, decide to continue their studies and obtain their Master’s degree because they expect further specialisation contributes to even better career perspectives.

Master's programme

After obtaining your Bachelor's degree in Psychology you can specialise by choosing a Master's programme, in a specific field. The Graduate School of Psychology offers the following one-year Master's programmes:

Behavioural Data Science

Brian and Cognition in Society

Coaching & Vitality in Organisations

Consultancy & Organisational Development

Cultural Psychology

Development and Health Psychology

Human Resource & Career Management

Social Influence

Sport and Performance Psychology

What careers are open to psychology graduates?

As a Master's graduate, you will have developed an academic level of thinking and working. You will know how to analyse psychological problems and develop research questions on the basis of these problems.

Graduates find employment in a range of different positions, depending on the major:

  • psychologist
  • HR officer
  • trainer
  • sports psychologist
  • test developer
  • adviser
  • sexologist
  • information specialist

Potential employers and working environments include:

  • organisational consultancies
  • marketing and research agencies
  • the world of business
  • mental healthcare
  • education

Would you like to continue with research or PhD?

If you complete a Research Master’s programme, you can also opt for an academic career at University and obtain a doctorate (PhD) by writing a thesis. In that case, you will spend four years conducting research and teaching.

Your research could focus on any number of fields in psychology. Some of our current researchers are studying:

  • the factors that ensure a person and an organisation match each other
  • the influence of alcohol on young people's development
  • decision-making