You don’t just get knowledge from your degree at university. You develop a whole range of skills that are relevant in the workplace. In fact, the selection criteria that are listed for many jobs will be very similar, and you will be able to easily adapt your knowledge and skills across many different job types and working environments. Here are some of the most common criteria that employers look for, and how a psychology degree enables you to develop these skills and abilities.
Knowledge of individuals, groups and communities
- Child and adult development (Developmental Psychology).
- Mental illness, assessment, selecting appropriate interventions to support individuals and groups (Abnormal, Clinical Psychology).
- How people think and process information (Cognitive psychology).
- Consumer behaviour, attitude change, group dynamics (Social, Community Psychology).
- Social and community psychology.
- Knowledge of diversity and cultural differences (Cross-Cultural psychology).
- Identifying and solving social problems (Research methods).
- How to liaise with people, negotiate and manage conflict (Interpersonal communication).
- Health, emotion and motivation (Health Psychology, Motivation).
- How teams work, helping groups work effectively (Organisational Psychology).
- Impact of crime on individuals and communities (Forensic psychology and criminology).
- How to help individuals and team perform at their best (Social, Organisational, Sport Psychology).
Oral and Written Communication skills
Psychology graduates also develop advanced oral communication skills through not only the study of interpersonal skills, but in the practice of presenting to small and larger groups in debates, seminars etc.
Critical thinking Skills
Research and Data Management Skills
Time Management & Organisational Skills