BSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology with Industrial/Professional Experience / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

Career opportunities

The significant and relevant work experience gained during the year of industrial/professional experience makes graduates of this course especially attractive to employers.

Some our graduates take advantage of our course's BPS accreditation to pursue a career in clinical psychology. This is a very competitive profession that requires further training and professional experience.

Alternatively, our graduates are well-qualified to work as researchers in universities, pharmaceutical and bioscience companies and institutes.

Some of our graduates progress into laboratory-based careers in clinical or technical roles that do not involve research.

The transferable skills you will develop will also leave you well-equipped for a wide range of careers outside the lab.

Find out more about  how we help our students prepare for the workplace  and the careers our graduates go into within and outside the lab.

Accrediting organisations

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), an entry requirement for all postgraduate programmes leading to chartered psychologist status.

This course has Advanced Accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology. Advanced Accreditation recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, highlighting degrees that contain a significant research element and educate the future leaders of research and development.

The criteria require evidence that graduates meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining substantial research experience. In recognition of this, you can apply for membership of the Royal Society of Biology at Member (MRSB) level after just two years of practice, rather than three.

These graduates can attain the qualifications of Chartered Biologist or Chartered Scientist one year sooner than graduates from other courses.