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
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.
For those students considering studying with us in 2022, there is an option for undergraduate Psychology students to undertake a year out in a work placement between their second and third year of study. Work experience could help to boost your confidence, help you decide your future career, apply learned knowledge in a real-world setting and develop important skills to enhance future employment. There are a range of sectors to gain experience in including business, education, health care, and the civil service.
You don't need to decide right away when applying through UCAS on whether or not you would like to take this option and you will be able to organise a work placement year after you enrol.
The University has strong links with both local and national organisations and while students will be responsible for organising their own work placement year, support will be available from a specialist academic tutor alongside the University's Careers and Employability Service.
For students who wish to complete their full-time degree within the standard 3-year duration, there will be a range of opportunities to arrange work experience alongside their studies.
“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
† 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.
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, three years after graduating, they still have time for me."Verity Harris - Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) graduate
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.
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.
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 Work Opportunities Hub is available to support all students within the College of Social Science who are seeking to enhance their studies by engaging with a variety of work settings. This may be as part of their programme or as an activity during term time or holidays. Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs while on placement.
Students who successfully complete their second year have the option to study abroad for a year at a partner institution. Those who choose to do so are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
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.