DCounsPsych Counselling Psychology / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

Supporting trainees to develop professional profiles that can lead to employment is a central concern for the programme team.

Our graduates have gone on to secure employment in NHS, private, academic and third-sector settings.

In addition to this, trainees have often secured paid positions during their time on the programme.

There is potential for graduates to take part in a BPS-accredited supervision programme, which enables individuals to apply to join the Register of Applied Psychologist Supervisors.

As a postgraduate researcher, you'll have access to a dedicated Researcher Development Team who will support your professional development throughout your doctoral journey and beyond.

Our researcher development programme will enable you to become more aware of your developing researcher identity, equipping you with the skills you need during your PhD and prepare you to integrate into the researcher community.

At every stage of your career, you'll receive relevant, effective and comprehensive professional development opportunities.

We offer training sessions to build your skills and confidence in writing and presenting, with specific sessions on viva preparation, thesis submission and preparing for your Review Panel. You'll also have access to a range of workshops, covering areas such as:

  • increasing research impact through blog posts; 
  • making the most of social media;  
  • publishing in journals; 
  • applying for fellowships; 
  • designing academic posters; 
  • improving time and self-management.

In addition, our Humanities training hub -  ProGRess@humanities  - gives you additional training opportunities within the University.

You can choose courses in public engagement, wellbeing, language training and teaching, alongside more specialist courses in tools and software such as Python, R and NVivo.

methods@manchester , meanwhile, is an initiative that gives you the chance to learn from the very best in research methods expertise at Manchester and beyond.

Regular talks, workshops and other methods-related events are organised throughout the academic year, bringing in experts from across the University and externally.

For more information, see  Careers and employability .

Careers support 

The University has its own dedicated  Careers Service  that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate.

At Manchester you will have access to a number of  opportunities to help boost your employability .

Accrediting organisations

We are accredited by the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council.