In 2011/12, 90.4% of Social Psychology graduates were in employment, completing further study or taking time out just six months after graduation. 80% were solely in work, applying the broad knowledge and skills obtained during their degree to a range of job sectors including:
education (both research and teaching)
marketing and public relations
local and national government
charities and development organisations
The average starting salary of graduates from the Social Psychology Institute in 2011/12 was £34,700.
To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Social Psychology degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course.
Quick Profiles are shorter profiles collected at LSE alumni events, which provide an interesting snapshot of each graduate's career since leaving LSE.
Graduates of the Department of Social Psychology develop an understanding of human behaviour and society that is relevant to most areas of employment, particularly those that deal with people.
Students acquire numerous transferable skills through their studies. Students have strong critical thinking and problem solving skills and are highly competent in the generation and exploration of hypotheses and research questions. They can gather and critically evaluate complex information.
Students are able to understand the use of empirical enquiry linked with theoretical development. They can demonstrate analysis of data using qualitative and quantitative methods and are skilled in research design and research methods.
Students must practise good verbal and written communications skills when presenting a range of complex information and will call upon numeracy and IT skills in order to communicate data.
Project work may utilise time management and organisational skills and students may gain experience of team working and group presentations.