Career Guidance In Psychology

Department of Psychology at KIU is empowered with the vision of creating and sustaining the conditions that enable all our students to experience an unparalleled educational journey that is intellectually, socially, and personally transformative while enabling our students to become the best in their respective fields.

Competition for many jobs has increased dramatically and in order to compete in today’s market, it pays to carefully consider your career options and select a field that is in high demand. Bachelor of Science Honours in psychology degree programme offered by KIU is designed to provide our students with a thorough knowledge on the basics of psychology as well as in intricate areas. Our degree programme places great emphasis on what the demands of the sectors are, therefore, our course is intended in a way to suits for such demands in the current and future job market.

The contribution of the Department of Psychology through the career guidance unit is of two folds: To develop the skills of the students and to provide and assist our students with internship opportunities.

Academic Setting

  • Lecturer
  • Teacher
  • Career Guidance Counsellor
  • Counsellor
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Education Administrator
  • Special Education Teacher

Industrial Setting

  • Industrial Psychologists
  • Organizational Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Administration
  • Employment Recruiter
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Human Resources Manager

Hospital Settings

  • Counselling Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Health Psychologists
  • Child psychologists
  • Child Care Worker
  • Mental Health Coordinator
  • Music Therapist

Law and Enforcements

  • Child Care Worker
  • Community counsellors
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Crisis counsellor
  • Marriage Counsellor
  • Family and Marriage Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Centers


  • NGO
  • Social Workers
  • Researchers
  • Mental Health Advocates
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Social Psychologist

International Job opportunities

  • Mental Health Officers
  • Health Center Manager
  • Clinical Research Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Job Assistant Psychologist
  • Psychology Teachers
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Psychoeducational Consultant
  • Forensic Psychologist

A Career as a Psychologist,

A KIU psychology graduate can join different ventures to start their careers and in Sri Lanka our graduates can work in settings such as: academic settings as a lecturer, a career guidance counsellor, a special education teacher, and as an educational psychologist; industrial settings as HR personnel, industrial psychologists, organizational psychologists, and administrators; hospital settings as counsellors; and other numerous settings as NGO and Law enforcement and corrections.

Available post graduate qualification after the degree…

A KIU psychology graduate can apply for postgraduate programs that are available in Sri Lanka and in the international arena. In Sri Lanka a KIU Psychology graduate can apply for MPhil in clinical psychology program or can enroll in other master’s degree programs offered. Also, they are able to enroll in psychology degree programs offered in prestigious universities globally.

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