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Your career guide

In order to become a Chartered Psychologist, you will need to gain GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership) by studying a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited degree and then complete a further three years of BPS accredited postgraduate training in one of the following disciplines:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Education and child psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Counselling psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Sports and exercise psychology

To research the various qualification routes for Chartered Psychology visit The British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Prospects website.

If your degree is not BPS accredited then you need to undertake a BPS accredited conversion course. For a full list of qualifying courses see the BPS Accredited Psychology Courses.

Due to the entry requirements for postgraduate training courses, many psychology graduates spend a year or more gaining work experience before embarking on further study. The purpose of this resource is to provide you with a range of ideas and resources to help you gain relevant work experience before commencing postgraduate study. 

This guide provides you with all the information you need to build your career in psychology.

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Getting started in Psychology

Understand your options and take the first steps to beginning your career in Psychology.

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Gaining experience in Psychology

Find out how to build your experience in Psychology while you study.

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Finding a job in Psychology

Explore different ways you can find employment in Psychology after you graduate.

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