Dr Ross Bartels - Programme Leader
Dr Ross Bartels is the Programme Leader for Psychology with Forensic Psychology. He teaches modules on offending behaviour at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.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.
Psychology students at Lincoln have access to specialist psychology research facilities in the University's £19 million Sarah Swift Building. These include two PC-based teaching laboratories, a psychophysiology laboratory, a laboratory for running 'eye-tracking' experiments, Lincoln Infant and Child Development Lab, fully equipped technical workshops, and numerous general-purpose research and practical laboratories.
Technical staff are on hand to aid students in the production and generation of experimental materials and equipment, and software development.
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.
“The skills I learnt during this degree still impact the research I conduct today. The course at Lincoln gave me a detailed insight into offender psychology and mental health and how to effectively research these topic areas.”Matthew King-Parker, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Psychology graduate
At the University of Lincoln, students have the opportunity to learn from those working in industry. As part of your studies, the final year module Approaches to Treatment in Forensic Settings will include guest lecturers that work professionally in forensic practice.
"Going to the School of Psychology at Lincoln provided me with the best four years of my life. The staff were supportive, knowledgeable, and always had time for me. They helped shape and develop my skills so that I was prepared for my career in psychology. Even now after graduating, they still have time for me."Verity Harris - BSc (Hons) Forensic 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 Clinical Psychology degree is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in health and social services or engage in clinical research. The Forensic Psychology course is designed for those considering a career in forensic settings such as the police, prison, and probation services, or secure health service settings.
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.
An opportunity for students to establish a foundation in the concepts and practices of applied psychology and a specialism in clinical 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.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.