Dr Kyla Pennington - Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Dr Kyla Pennington is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology with expertise in the psychobiology of mental health. Kyla's teaching and research aims to convey and understand further the interaction of psychological and biological processes in the context of mental health risk and vulnerability. Her research also includes evaluating interventions which may improve mental health and wellbeing.Academic Staff List
The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. The BPS is the main professional body representing psychology and psychologists in the UK.
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
The University has invested £19 million in the Sarah Swift Building, a dedicated facility for the School of Psychology. Specialist psychology research facilities include a sleep laboratory, motor lab and EEG laboratories, a psychophysiology laboratory, and Lincoln Infant and Child Development Lab – a specialist area for the study of child development.
Students have access to ICT suites and technical staff who can offer support in the design and execution of experiments and assistance with specialist software.
You can explore our laboratories virtually by watching the short video, or taking a virtual tour listed below.
You can tour our psychology laboratories in 360 degrees by using the video below.
Graduates of this degree may wish to consider working in range of fields that relate to mental health as well as progressing to postgraduate study, or working in healthcare settings.
"As a social researcher, I still draw on the knowledge I learned in my degree. Studying Psychology at Lincoln has helped me to specialise in behavioural research."Ammar Mesari, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology graduate
Students can choose to take a year out between year two and the final year of study, and can select from two year-long activities that would lead to either awards; the International Study year which would lead to a BSc (Hons) Psychology (International Study), or the Work Experience year which would lead to a BSc (Hons) Psychology (Work Experience). Both options aim to enhance students' future employment opportunities and offer the chance to gain an understanding of the field in real-world settings.
This option provides an opportunity to explore study in a new overseas culture and environment at one of the University's approved partner institutions.
Students will have the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional development by gaining experience in a real workplace setting, which could help develop the skills relevant to future employment or further study.
The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.Book Your Place
At the heart of Applied Social Science is a desire to understand our society and the problems we face to make a real difference to communities.
Psychology brings together the scientific study of behaviour, mental health, and neuropsychological functioning to understand what makes us human.
This degree aims to provide students with an understanding of the core concepts in Psychology and a specialised knowledge in Forensic Psychology.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
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