Dr Rachel Bromnick - Programme Leader
Dr Rachel Bromnick is an Associate Professor with considerable expertise in teaching, learning and assessment in higher education. Rachel is a positive developmental psychologist and specialises in teaching research methods and statistics.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.
† 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.
"I completed a year-long social research placement at the Department for Education focusing on mental health, character and wellbeing. The role covered a variety of key tasks including literature searching, contract management, report writing, carrying out qualitative and quantitative research and much more! The placement really gave me the opportunity to apply things I’d learnt in my degree so far but also to develop my skills further and learn new ones."Lucy Gilbert, BSc (Hons) Psychology student
The University has invested £19 million in the Sarah Swift Building, a dedicated facility for the Schools of Health and Social Care and 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.
"Lincoln’s School of Psychology gave me the most wonderful three years and I learnt far more than I ever expected to. I found new loves for topics and subjects I hadn’t thought of during my A-level Psychology studies, and studying Psychology at Lincoln gave me a clear direction of what I wanted to do after I graduated. Members of staff were always on hand to help when I needed them for all kinds of queries. I’m so glad that I chose Lincoln."Joanne Prior, Psychology BSc (Hons) graduate
All of our undergraduate programmes provide Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). As a graduate from our BSc 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.
As a student at Lincoln, you have the opportunity to take part in a range of employability sessions and activities, both within the School and from our award-winning careers service.
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 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.
The optional second year module, Psychological Literacy and Work Experience, offers students the opportunity to organise a work experience or volunteering placement for one semester. As well as the chance for personal development, students are tasked with reflecting on and reporting on the role of psychological theory and practice in their placement.
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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.
An opportunity for students to establish a foundation in the concepts and practices of applied psychology and a specialism in clinical psychology.
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.
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.