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School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Business Psychology

Your careers team

Gill Clarke, Careers Consultant

Based in the Bridgeman Building, Gill can support you with:

Finding and applying for jobs, placements and a range of graduate opportunities. She offers 20 minute Quick Advice appointments and is available at the Careers Help Point on selected days in the Bridgeman Building. 

Exploring your career options within a 30 minute Careers Consultation.

Mock interviews to practise interview questions and receive feedback.

She also delivers presentations and workshops tailored to individual programmes and year groups within SSEHS, including Personal Best lectures and CV workshops.


Sophie Flight, Employability Development Officer

Based in the Bridgeman building, Sophie can support you with:

  • Applying for jobs – CVs, cover letters and other applications.
  • Helping you find opportunities, including internships and placements.
  • Interview support 

She has weekly bookable 20 minute appointments both in Bridgeman Building and within your departments at The Place that you can book on Careers Online.


Clare Wright, Placements and Work Based Learning Officer

Based in The Place in Stewart Mason, Clare can help you with:
• Finding, applying and setting up placements within your department. You can email Clare on psyc-placements@lboro.ac.uk .

Key skills developed during your degree

  • A good understanding of information technology.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Presentation and oral communication.
  • Research and data analysis.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Time-management and planning skills.
  • Written communication; including report writing, time-management and planning.

Career options

Careers directly related to Business Psychology:

  • Human Resources Executive
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Industrial Counselor
  • Marketing Executive
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Corporate Consultant
  • Human Factors Specialist
  • Customer Relationship Specialist
  • Recruitment or Training Specialist
  • Employee Retention Consultant
  • Professional Development Coach
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Change Management Specialist

 Careers where your degree would be useful:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Advertising account planner
  • Advice worker
  • Careers adviser
  • Counsellor
  • Data analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Human resources officer
  • Market researcher
  • Physician associate
  • Play therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • UX analyst

Further study

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate taught programmes across the areas of health science, sport performance and social sciences of sport, education and society: 

SSEHS also offer Research degree opportunities within Behavioural Medicine.

Further study elsewhere:

Find a Masters degree in Psychology across the UK and Europe.

Find a PhD.

Popular areas of Further Study:

This is according to Loughborough University’s DLHE Statistics between 2011/12 – 2013/14:

  • MRes – Psychology.
  • MSc - Organisational Psychology.
  • MSc - Psychology of Sport & Exercise.
  • PGCE.
  • PhD - Research Methods & Psychology.

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Psychology graduates do?

As Business Pscyhology is a new degree programme we do not have any graduate information. However, the below information is taken from our Psychology page:

Six months after graduating in 2017…

For Psychology

  • Main activity: 93.8% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £21,558 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Sectors: 17% were working in education, 14% were in administrative and support service activities, 14% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 14% were in wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, 11% were in financial and insurance activities and 11% were in human health and social work activities
  • Location: 23% were working in the East Midlands, 23% were in London, 20% were in the East of England, 14% were in the South East, 11% were in the West Midlands, 6% were in the South West, and 3% were in England - region unknown

Employers included:

CAMHS – NHS, Critical Research, Explore Learning, Fullbridge Social Care, Gemini People, Jaguar Land Rover Experience, Lighthouse Healthcare, NeuroSupport Services, Police, Resolutions.

Roles included:

Account Executive, Assistant Psychologist, Community Manager, Consultant, Content Writer, Director of Operations, Human Resource Graduate, Junior Project Manager, Neuro Enablement Worker, Psychologist, Pupil Specific Key Worker, Research Analyst, Research Associate.

Further Study included:

Early Intervention in Psychosis, Forensic Psychology, Medicine MBBS (graduate entry), MSc Crime, Justice and Psychology, MSc Management, MSc Mental Health Nursing, MSc Mental Health Research, MSc Neuroscience, MSc Psychology, MSc Work Psychology, PGCE, Sports Psychology

Further information:

  • eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level
  • View Graduate Profiles from this department.

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Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

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