BSc (Hons)

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Course Overview

Psychology brings together the scientific study of behaviour, mental health, and neurophysiological functioning in an attempt to understand what makes us human, and why we think the way we do. Lincoln's BSc (Hons) Psychology degree aims to offer a broad and thorough foundation in psychology, exploring the science behind how we think, act, and respond to others through a range of topics.

The course is taught by research-active academics with specialist areas of expertise, including cognitive neuropsychology, vision and attentional processing, infant cognition and language, mental health, forensic psychology, and lifespan development. Students are encouraged to participate in original research projects alongside academic staff, with the opportunity to publish and present findings.

Why Choose Lincoln

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Organisational and Coaching Psychology pathways

Conduct research alongside our expert academic team

A range of optional modules

Specialist facilities including sleep, EEG, and psychophysiology labs

International study and work experience options

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How You Study

The first year introduces key concepts in psychology, including cognition, development, social psychology, biological psychology, and research skills. You can explore current research topics and conceptual and historical issues, as well as psychology and its application to real-world scenarios. In the second year, you can develop and refine research skills, and can begin to tailor the course to their individual interests by choosing elective modules to examine topics in greater depth.

During the third year, the majority of study will be determined by your interests and career aspirations. There are a range of optional modules to choose from and you'll also be expected to complete an final year dissertation.

Teaching takes place in large lectures, smaller seminars and workshops and in small groups, computer-based workshops and one-to-one meetings, depending on the level and the topic. Most modules involve two hours a week timetabled teaching time.

There are dedicated psychology computer laboratories for you to work independently and in groups. Course materials are posted to an online virtual learning environment to supplement face to face teaching and to support onsite and remote study.


† 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.

Brain, Behaviour & Cognition 2024-25PSY1160MLevel 42024-25This module aims to introduce students to a wide range of topics outlining the structure and functions of the brain and nervous system, and the relationship between these brain structures and the behaviours, both covert and overt, resulting from them. The module serves as the foundation for the second year core module in cognition, and a number of elective modules expand on ideas introduced here.CoreConceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology 2024-25PSY1161MLevel 42024-25This module considers the history of psychology, critical psychology, the criteria that we can use to determine whether theories in psychology are scientific or not, and the interaction between psychology and society.CoreDeveloping Individual in Society 2024-25PSY1162MLevel 42024-25This module provides an introduction to three major areas of psychological theory and research, Developmental, Social and Individual psychology. The topics are covered in Semesters A and B respectively and grouped thematically. Content across all topics is embedded in the context of major, relevant general, developmental, social and individual differences theories.CoreFoundations of Applied Psychology 2024-25PSY1163MLevel 42024-25This introductory module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how psychology knowledge can be applied to address real world issues. The module is designed to introduce students to the application of psychology by detailing how psychological research is used to make improvements across multiple contexts in our environment.CoreResearch Skills I 2024-25PSY1164MLevel 42024-25This module introduces students to some of the basic concepts underlying the qualitative and quantitative treatment of research data. The module aims to provide the foundations for research in psychology that students will be able to build on during their degree and beyond.CoreResearch Skills II 2024-25PSY1165MLevel 42024-25This module aims to build on the foundations of research methods and statistics from Research Skills I and works to prepare students for more independent and advanced study in Research Skills III and IV. The module provides an introduction to, and experience of, survey and qualitative methods in Psychology, covering study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting. Students are introduced to the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of non-experimental research and have the opportunity to consider practical applications.CoreCognition 2025-26PSY2006MLevel 52025-26The module extends the investigations of cognition that began in the first year. Areas critical to our understanding of cognition are considered in more depth, with consideration of both classic and current research into cognitive processes from both a cognitive and cognitive neuroscience approach.CoreDevelopmental Psychology 2025-26PSY2004MLevel 52025-26This module aims to examine the concepts, theories, research methods and influencing factors in child development relevant to the period from birth to pre-adolescence.CorePsychological Assessment & Psychometrics 2025-26PSY2174MLevel 52025-26The module aims to provide an introduction into psychological assessments using psychometrics, including questionnaires and scales. Based on the established theoretical and research context, this module will consider a range of assessment tools used in psychology to assess an individual’s behaviour or behavioural disposition, and provide an introduction into psychometric test development. The modules also aims to provide students with the opportunity to administer, score, and interpret psychological tests.CoreResearch Skills III 2025-26PSY2175MLevel 52025-26This module aims to build on and develop the experimental research skills that were acquired at Research Skills I. Students are introduced to a range of statistical and non-statistical topics. In parallel, a series of workshops are designed to teach the practical skills associated with experimental design and analysis, and students can also carry out a research project in small groups supervised by members of staff.CoreResearch Skills IV 2025-26PSY2176MLevel 52025-26This module aims to build and develop non-experimental research skills that were acquired at Level 1 (Research Skills I&II). These will include research design, analysis and data handling. In lectures, students are introduced to a range of statistical and non-statistical topics. In parallel, a series of workshops will teach students practical skills associated with non-experimental design and analysis, and students will also carry out a research project in small groups supervised by members of staff.CoreSocial Psychology 2025-26PSY2003MLevel 52025-26This module seeks to explore some of the central issues of social psychology, including how people deal with social information, such as the causes of behaviour and social categories, and how groups function and interact.CoreBrain and Behaviour 2025-26PSY2119MLevel 52025-26This module aims to examine the relationship between neural structure and psychological function by examining convergent evidence from the domains of neuropsychology, neurophysiology and neural networks. The module seeks to consider methodological and theoretical issues that underpin the relationship between brain and behaviour.OptionalCharacter Strengths at Work 2025-26PSY2020MLevel 52025-26This module introduces undergraduate students to the application of the science and practice of Positive Psychology applied to the workplace, specifically focusing on the understanding and evaluation of Character Strengths research and interventions. The module will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Character Strengths psychology, based on the VIA Inventory of Strengths, with particular application to the workplace. It covers the outcome literature on using higher strengths in life and work, the relationship of strengths based practices with mental health, the use of strengths to overcome challenging situations, how strengths can be used to manage teams and projects, strengths-based leadership and its effect on a system, and the use strengths with mindful practice for productivity.OptionalEvolutionary Psychology 2025-26PSY2007MLevel 52025-26This module aims to introduce students to key mechanisms in evolutionary theory and seeks to illustrate evolutionary processes in action with reference to a number of examples of animal physical and behavioural adaptations.OptionalHealth Psychology 2025-26PSY2182MLevel 52025-26The module aims to introduce the area of Health Psychology to students by covering the theoretical approaches taken in this area of psychology and using several health-related topics to provide a more in-depth consideration of specific theoretical and research contexts.OptionalInternational Study 2025-26PSY2179MLevel 52025-26This optional, year-long module enables students to spend a year studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard and successfully completed the application process for the year abroad. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. Upon their return, as part of the assessment for this modules, students are required to critically reflect upon their experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalLearning and Conditioning 2025-26PSY2013MLevel 52025-26This module aims to cover the topic of Conditioning and Learning otherwise known as Applied Behaviour Analysis. The module seeks to explore the central issues of conditioning theory and then apply these to a wide variety of human experience and functioning.OptionalPsychological Literacy and Work Experience 2025-26PSY2171MLevel 52025-26The main purpose of this module is to create a valuable opportunity for students to gain important insights and improve their skills and prospects relevant to employment or further study (within psychology or related subject areas) by undertaking relevant work experience.OptionalPsychology in the News 2025-26PSY2163MLevel 52025-26This module aims to examine how psychology is presented in the media in the light of psychological knowledge and develop a critical approach through the exploration of common biases and misinterpretations.OptionalPsychology of Human-Animal Interaction 2025-26PSY2183MLevel 52025-26This module considers theories and methods on human-animal interaction, considering the benefits and disadvantages for humans but also for animals of this interaction (e.g., animal assisted therapy for humans, coping with the results of environmental degradation by animals). The module is an option for second year psychology students, with its teaching being supported by research active staff.OptionalPsychology of Prisons 2025-26PSY2186MLevel 52025-26The module provides an introduction to the prison context. Based on established theoretical, research and operational context, the module will critically examine the various departments and functions within prisons in order to provide a greater understanding of the psychological experiences of people detained within prison custody. The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the complexity of prisons, predominantly in England and Wales, and will provide opportunities for critical debate to analyse and synthesise module content.OptionalPsychology of War and Peace 2025-26PSY2181MLevel 52025-26This module focuses on the psychological mechanisms involved in aggressive and peaceful interactions, and on the social and ecological causes/consequences of aggression, war and peace. It uses a multi-disciplinary approach, reviewing theories from psychology, economics, evolutionary biology and anthropology, and examples from lab experiments and field observations in complex human societies and hunter-gatherers, non-human animals, archaeological records, historical events, politics and economics.OptionalResearch Internship Elective 2025-26PSY2165MLevel 52025-26This module expects students to carry out empirical research on a cutting-edge topic. In preparation for the module, interested students will have the opportunity to consult with relevant academic staff to identify an appropriate research project. Students are expected to work closely with a research tutor, who has research expertise in the chosen area.OptionalSocial Theories and Applications 2025-26PSY2162MLevel 52025-26This optional module is designed to explore in greater depth some of the social psychological theories encountered on the degree programme. In this module, the issue of theory and application will be tackled in two ways. The early part of the module takes a series of human social behaviours as a start point and presents some of the competing theories that social psychologists have used to explain them. The later part of the module takes some of the social psychological theories as the start point and examines how successfully they have been applied to a series of human social behaviours.OptionalUnderstanding Mental Health & Wellbeing 2025-26PSY2177MLevel 52025-26This module aims to broaden the understanding of mental health to encompass psychological well-being. Based on the established theoretical and research context, this module will consider an additional range of psychological disorders in terms of their assessment, aetiology, research background, and impact on the individual’s functioning and the environment they interact in.OptionalWork Experience Year 2025-26PSY2187MLevel 52025-26This module aims to create a valuable opportunity for students to gain important insights and improve their skills and prospects relevant to employment or further study (i.e. within psychology or related subject areas) by undertaking relevant work experience.OptionalIndependent Study (Psychology) 2026-27PSY3121MLevel 62026-27Students will conduct their own research which will culminate in the production of a dissertation. This module is designed to test a student’s ability to identify an appropriate research question and to design and implement an appropriate study.CoreAddictions 2026-27PSY3017MLevel 62026-27This module will extensively explore the prevalence, aetiology and treatment strategies for prominent addictive behaviours and substance abuse and dependence in society. The module will explore the limitations of the previously widely accepted biological explanatory models of addiction by exploring the role of cultural, cognitive and individual differences in the aetiology. The module will explore addictive disorders individually and also commonalities across all addictive disorders. Risk factors for addiction will be explored in detail. Furthermore, the development of the field of the psychological study of addictions will be critically evaluated, with particular reference to possible causes of limited progress within the field.OptionalAdvanced Multivariate Statistics 2026-27PSY3006MLevel 62026-27The aim of this module is to provide a comprehensive introduction to advanced multivariate techniques. The module seeks to explore the theoretical rationale underpinning each analysis.OptionalApplications of Organisational Psychology 2026-27PSY3187MLevel 62026-27This module specialises in presenting the psychological scientific foundations of 'intervention science' in an organisational context. It covers the process of developing interventions to investigate and address key organisational problems.OptionalApproaches in Coaching Psychology 2026-27PSY3189MLevel 62026-27This module aims to develop understanding of the major approaches used in contemporary coaching psychology with a view to identifying and applying appropriate coaching interventions in response to real world problems and examine critically a range of psychological research and theories used in coaching in a variety of contexts, such as education, business, sport and health. It is delivered in two sections. The first covers conceptual and ethical issues in the practice of coaching psychology, such as measuring coaching effectiveness, ethics in coaching, the neuroscience underlying coaching practice, and cross-cultural issues in coaching. The second section offers a comprehensive examination of many approaches currently operating in Coaching Psychology: Person-Centred/Humanistic Approaches, Behavioural Coaching, Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Approaches, the Gestalt Approach, Narrative Approaches, and Positive Psychology Approaches.OptionalApproaches in Organisational Psychology 2026-27PSY3188MLevel 62026-27This module provides a critical evaluation of the way the Organisational Psychology literature approaches common workplace issues.OptionalApproaches to Mindfulness: Mechanisms and Applications 2026-27PSY3192MLevel 62026-27OptionalAutistic Spectrum Disorders 2026-27PSY3012MLevel 62026-27This module aims to examine the developmental disability of Autism (and Autistic Spectrum Disorders). It aims to cover a range of approaches to understanding Autism, from diagnosis and etiology.OptionalBody image and eating disorders 2026-27PSY3186MLevel 62026-27This module is designed to develop understanding of body image and eating disorders. This module will typically cover their aetiology, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment in diverse populations including children, men, BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic)/POC (People of Colour) and LGBTQIA+. The module typically aims to give students an appreciation of the complicated and multi-determined field of body image and eating disorders; as well as the limitations of methodology both for clinical assessment and research paradigms. This module typically further aims to examine attitudes to eating, body shapes and sizes, their driving factors, and challenge the students to analyse and synthesise via exercises in seminars.OptionalClinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 2026-27PSY3010MLevel 62026-27This module aims to draw on aspects of cognitive and clinical neuropsychology to examine the consequences of brain dysfunction. A particular focus will be upon the interdependence of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, and it is within this context that the role of neuropsychology in research, diagnosis and patient management can be explored.OptionalCognitive Neuroscience of Visual Attention 2026-27PSY3164MLevel 62026-27This module aims to build on the cognition of visual attention taught in year two. It aims to teach the developing understanding of the biological basis of visual attention. Features, i.e. lines, curve and areas are computed early in the visual system. This is not a passive process. Attention can be shown to influence, at a neurological level, the features that are computed. The module considers how this early processing leads to the representation of real world objects. The locus and functions of top down attentional biasing will also be examined.OptionalCommunity Psychology 2026-27PSY3191MLevel 62026-27OptionalCulture and Psychology 2026-27PSY3125MLevel 62026-27This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to discuss concepts, theories and research methods in cross-cultural psychology, including analysis of psychological definitions of culture and cultural variables. Specific topics in social and developmental psychology are considered from a cross-cultural perspective, for example, cultural values, social roles and relationships, family organisation, and selected topics in child development.OptionalDevelopmental Psychopathology 2026-27PSY3007MLevel 62026-27This module aims to emphasise the importance of a developmental framework for understanding how children come to exhibit adaptive and maladaptive behaviour. The module will seek to address the changing nature of problems, influences and risk factors over the course of development.OptionalDiscourse 2026-27PSY3009MLevel 62026-27This module aims to develop students' knowledge of the development, theory and applications of the Discourse approach, which is a growing field within psychology. The module aims to introduce the Discourse perspective, in which language is seen as a means for people to do social actions: from blamings and invitations, to the establishment and maintenance of social relationships.OptionalFantasy Neuroscience 2026-27PSY3165MLevel 62026-27This module is designed to introduce the background, theories and techniques of Social cognitive neuroscience. SCN seeks to understand socioemotional phenomena in terms of interactions between the social (socioemotional cues, contexts, experiences, and behaviors), cognitive (information processing mechanisms), and neural (brain bases) levels of analysis.OptionalFrom Molecules to Mind 2026-27PSY3181MLevel 62026-27This module explores contemporary research and understanding of the mind and brain through examining both molecular (neurotransmitter and drug function) and psychological (processes of sensation, memory, mood, consciousness) evidence.OptionalIntroduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2026-27PSY3177MLevel 62026-27This module aims to introduce students to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) theory and practice and help them develop introductory therapy skills. Students can learn about the evidence base for CBT for a number of presenting mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety. The module also looks at the strengths and weaknesses of this therapeutic approach. It offers an introduction to the therapeutic process from the assessment of a person’s mental health difficulty, through to CBT formulations of the presenting problem, some initial insight into CBT interventions, and finally evaluating therapy. Students are taught within the reflective scientist-practitioner framework, which informs undergraduate psychology degrees at the University.OptionalInvestigative and Courtroom Psychology 2026-27PSY3178MLevel 62026-27The module aims to introduce some of the key areas in Forensic Psychology that occur during the pre-conviction stage of a criminal investigation. Specifically, the module will focus on the police investigation and courtroom stage of the criminal process. It will explore a variety of established theoretical work and research within these domains and consider how this knowledge can be used to inform several key areas of the criminal investigation. The module will highlight the applied importance of Psychology to significant issues in the real-world.OptionalOccupational Psychology 2026-27PSY3173MLevel 62026-27This module is designed to provide a broad overview of this sub-field, which can be divided into three main areas; job related issues, inter and intra psychological issues, and workplace psychology. Theories from mainstream psychology aim to form the basis for a detailed discussion of key topics in occupational psychology.OptionalPatterns of Action 2026-27PSY3168MLevel 62026-27This module will introduce the background, theories, and techniques of alternative methods of studying human behaviour, and understanding patterns of action. Patterns of Action seeks to understand why humans behave as they do in a range of contexts (from health and wellbeing, to forensic and criminal). Taking a broadly Systems Theory approach, methods for studying real-world phenomena in a scientific and rigorous way will be outlined and students will have the opportunity to become experts in cutting edge techniques that can be applied to real-world scenarios, rather than laboratory-based approaches.OptionalPerception and Visual Art 2026-27PSY3174MLevel 62026-27This module presents a broad overview of these findings and theoretical perspectives, and considers how they help us to deepen our understanding of visual art. Students critically evaluate scientific approaches to understanding art during seminar discussions, and are encouraged to find and bring relevant examples of visual art to the discussion.OptionalPsychodynamic Therapy: Theory and Practice. 2026-27PSY3013MLevel 62026-27This module aims to offer students the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding of the psychodynamic/psychoanalytic movement and its clinical applications.OptionalPsychology of Music 2026-27PSY3180MLevel 62026-27This is a module designed to help students to develop their knowledge of human interactions and responses to music. Students will consider the ways in which we engage with, listen to, perform, and learn about music. It will aim to provide a better understanding the role music plays in attachment, emotion regulation, social affiliation, the neurological overlap between music and language processing, and the development of humans as a species who enjoy music. Through explaining the research underlying the Psychology of Music we also aim to provide an understanding of how this field builds on and connects with other areas in psychology.OptionalPsychopharmacology: Drugs, Brain and Behaviour 2026-27PSY3021MLevel 62026-27This module aims to explore the science behind the effects that drugs have on mood, sensation, thinking and behaviour. The history and actions of medications currently in use for the treatment of mental health disorders will be described along with an overview of the known actions and effects of illicit drug compounds.OptionalRisk Perception, Assessment and Management 2026-27PSY3003MLevel 62026-27This module is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a critical awareness and understanding of psychological issues typically related to the assessment, perception, communication, management and governing of risk as it affects professional practices in such areas as public health, politics, the environment, science and technology, corporate communication, and clinical/forensic psychology.OptionalSleep, Cognition and Well-Being 2026-27PSY3179MLevel 62026-27This module examines the potential benefits of sleep, focusing in particular on two areas. The role of sleep in memory and cognition will be explored in depth, followed by a wider examination of other benefits of sleep for well-being, which may include effects on mood, physical health and aspects of behaviour. Students will be introduced to the way in which sleep can benefit cognition and well-being and the experimental paradigms used to demonstrate this. The aims of the module are to consider in depth the potential role of sleep in both cognition and well-being, and develop the skills and knowledge that will enable the critique of the different approaches taken in this field leading to the ability to interpret and integrate current research findings and design original further research studies.OptionalSleep, Dreaming and Circadian Rhythms 2026-27PSY3175MLevel 62026-27This module aims to build on the module, Brain Behaviour & Cognition. It applies that background knowledge to the topic of Sleep, Dreaming and Circadian Rhythms. The module aims to introduce students to the neurobiology of sleep and dreams. It also aims to integrate current understanding of key issues in sleep research such as the purpose of sleep and the role of dreams.OptionalSolution Focused Coaching in Practice 2026-27PSY3190MLevel 62026-27This module provides an introduction to Solution Focused Coaching theories and practically trains you in basic implementation of Solution Focused Coaching skills. In addition, the module stresses the development of self-reflection, and experiential learning from practice. To this end the module describes and evaluates a range of solution focused coaching skills, and teaches the use and understanding of models of reflective practice applicable to professional coaching. The module will cover issues including contracting in solution focused coaching, the miracle question and constructing an agreed future, exception/instance finding and expansion, scaling techniques for coaching progress, concluding solution focused sessions, plus experiential and reflective learning models.OptionalVision Research 2026-27PSY3131MLevel 62026-27This module aims to represent advances in vision research through the research contributions made by staff delivering the module. Emphasis is placed on methodology and the results they generate and how these are used to in turn to both inform and challenge conventional theory.Optional

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.


On this course you'll be able to study a breadth of modules across the core domains of Pyschology, and will have the opportunity to choose from specialist pathways.

Both pathways will allow you to engage in a range of hands-on activities, developing, evaluating, and critiquing workplace interventions, and applying theory to real-world problems. These pathways may support future careers in the areas of organisational development and human resources, executive coaching, management, and business consultancy or learning and development. You may also wish to pursue a career in research with postgraduate study to become a Chartered Occupational or Coaching Psychologist.

The Coaching Pathway

The Coaching Psychology Pathway focuses more on modules concerning the individual, incorporating positive psychology, empirical research, and theory on wellbeing. You'll be able to develop the practical skills needed to promote wellbeing in organisations, education establishments, and businesses.

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The Organisational Pathway

The Organisational Psychology Pathway applies psychological theory to the workplace and workers. You'll have the opportunity to examine how psychological approaches inform a range of business activities including recruitment and talent management, organisational development and change, leadership and strategy, and work and wellbeing.

How you are assessed

The aims of the module assessments are to provide a measure of the development and attainment of course outcomes, including the attainment of high-level intellectual skills such as critical analysis and evaluation.

Accordingly, the nature of the assessment varies across the three levels of the course. The assessments at levels one and two focus on the acquisition and understanding of knowledge and skills. In contrast, the level three assessments place far greater emphasis on the ability to apply, analyse and evaluate knowledge.

The way you're assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that may be used include essays, in-class tests, research reports, research diaries, research or clinical proposals, and dissertations; practical exams, such as poster and oral presentations, performances or observations; and written exams (including essay-based exams), such as formal examinations, or in-class tests.

BPS Accreditation

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.

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International Study and Work Experience

You can choose to take a year out between year two and your final year of study. You'll be able to select one of the following options:

International Study

This option provides an opportunity to explore study in a new overseas culture and environment at one of the University's approved partner institutions. Choosing this option leads to (International Study) being added to your award title upon successful completion of the course.

Work Experience

This option offers the opportunity to enhance your 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. Selecting this option leads to (Work Experience) being added to your award title upon successful completion of the course.

Both options aim to enhance your future employment opportunities and offer the chance to gain an understanding of the field in real-world settings. Please note, you will need to cover the costs associated with these year-long study options, including accommodation, travel expenses, and general living costs.

Undertake Research

During your studies, you will be encouraged to participate in original research projects alongside academic staff, with the opportunity to publish and present findings. This includes our 'Summer Scientist' initiative that involves the participation of children in a series of accessible games for research studies.

Current research questions being explored by our staff and students include how best to provide healthcare staff with an understanding of cognitive status of older adults, within the Cognitive Daisy project: Other research interests include exploring the effects of dog-assisted interventions in school children; investigating the impact of calorie menu labelling on those with eating disorders; and neural entrainment of brain rhythms to aid sleep.

I completed a year-long social research placement at the Department for Education focusing on mental health, character, and wellbeing. The placement really gave me the opportunity to apply things I’d learnt during my degree so far but also to develop my skills further and learn new ones.

What Can I Do with a Psychology Degree?

This programme provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). As a graduate from our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, you will be well-placed to consider further professional training in psychology.

Professional fields within psychology to consider range from clinical, health, occupational and educational, to forensic, sport and exercise, counselling, neuropsychology, and academia, research, and teaching. Previous graduates have used their degree as a basis for roles in research, management, marketing, health settings, or education. Other graduates may wish to progress to study at postgraduate level.

Entry Requirements 2024-25

Entry Requirements

128 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

A Level: ABB

International Baccalaureate: 32 points.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit or equivalent qualifications.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 or above, which must include English and Maths or Statistics. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and do accept a combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTECs, EPQ etc.

We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

Can we help? The University of Lincoln offer a dedicated support service for overseas students. If you have any questions about your qualifications, or would like assistance in submitting your application, please contact our

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email

Contextual Offers

At Lincoln, we recognise that not everybody has had the same advice and support to help them get to higher education. Contextual offers are one of the ways we remove the barriers to higher education, ensuring that we have fair access for all students regardless of background and personal experiences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit our Offer Guide pages.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

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