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BSc (Hons) Business Psychology BSc (Hons) Business Psychology

93% of BSc (Hons) Business Psychology students at Lincoln were satisfied overall with their course according to the National Student Survey 2021.

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Siobhan Wray - Programme Leader

Siobhan Wray - Programme Leader

Siobhan Wray is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Business Psychology.

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Welcome to BSc (Hons) Business Psychology

Understanding what motivates and influences people, and aligning these to the needs of an organisation, is a key driver of success in today's competitive global market.

Business Psychology is a field of study that can help to improve employees' wellbeing and performance, investigating how human aspects in the workplace can help businesses to become more effective and profitable.

This degree aims to develop students' understanding of human and organisational behaviour. It enables them to gain core management and leadership capabilities to create better, more efficient organisations.

Aside from the core study of business psychology, students are encouraged to learn about contemporary issues, including marketing, demographics, the impact of technology, and classic theories of psychology on consumer behaviour.

The course introduces the use of data analytics and theories of human behaviour alongside models of business and organisational behaviour. Teaching covers a broad field of knowledge, from a range of subject areas, giving students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the interrelation of psychology and business.

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Business Psychology

Understanding what motivates and influences people, and aligning these to the needs of an organisation, is a key driver of success in today's competitive global market.

Business Psychology is a field of study that can help to improve employees' wellbeing and performance, investigating how human aspects in the workplace can help businesses to become more effective and profitable.

This degree aims to develop students' understanding of human and organisational behaviour. It enables them to gain core management and leadership capabilities to create better, more efficient organisations.

Aside from the core study of business psychology, students are encouraged to learn about contemporary issues, including marketing, demographics, the impact of technology, urbanisation, and classic theories of psychology on consumer behaviour.

The course introduces the use of data analytics and theories of human behaviour alongside models of business and organisational behaviour. Teaching covers a broad field of knowledge, from a range of subject areas, giving students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the interrelation of psychology and business.

How You Study

The BSc (Hons) Business Psychology is a joint programme between the School of Psychology and Lincoln International Business School. It seeks to enable students to enter the career market with specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make successful work-based decisions and interventions.

All modules are carefully designed to enable students to take charge of their own learning and develop their understanding of the behaviour of people in business and how this can be applied in different organisational contexts.

The first year offers an introduction to the psychological theories and frameworks behind human interaction in the workplace. This is developed further in the second and third years, where students can explore some of the main methods and techniques deployed by psychologists. They can develop critical evaluation skills with an emphasis on the application of theory and practice in a range of scenarios.

Students are expected to apply these theories in practice, taking a global perspective of business, and may work on team projects with client organisations. They have the opportunity to think and act as leaders, developing their knowledge of management, coaching, people leadership, and marketing.

Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars, or lectures, and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions.

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. 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.

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How You Study

The BSc (Hons) Business Psychology is a joint programme between the School of Psychology and Lincoln International Business School. It seeks to enable students to enter the career market with specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make successful work-based decisions and interventions.

All modules are carefully designed to enable students to take charge of their own learning and develop their understanding of the behaviour of people in business and how this can be applied in different organisational contexts.

The first year offers an introduction to the psychological theories and frameworks behind human interaction in the workplace. This is developed further in the second and third years, where students can explore some of the main methods and techniques deployed by psychologists. They can develop critical evaluation skills with an emphasis on the application of theory and practice in a range of scenarios.

Students are expected to apply these theories in practice, taking a global perspective of business, and may work on team projects with client organisations. They have the opportunity to think and act as leaders, developing their knowledge of management, coaching, people leadership, and marketing.

Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars, or lectures, and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions.

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. 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.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of Department of Management

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln to be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Covid lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large-group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals and lab sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Within Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) we are planning to maximise face-to-face teaching for your seminars and for any module where numbers are small enough to run workshops and some lecture content safely. We also know that students have really valued being able to access our lectures remotely, you can learn anywhere but still engage in a live taught session, asking your lecturer questions in real time. You also don’t need to feel nervous asking a question out loud as you might in a large lecture theatre. These online sessions will also be recorded for you to replay or view later if you miss them. We will continue to record attendance for both face-to-face and remote events.

For our face-to-face events, you are likely to engage in group discussions, you might undertake exercises, practical demonstrations and give presentations from work you have prepared in advance for classes. These sessions are also flexible for you to ask questions of fellow students and your lecturers to help your learning. They are also a great way to make friends and maintain relationships with fellow students on your programme. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding Covid and take feedback from yourselves as students, always following government advice and direction, so our plans could see an increase in the face-to-face events we hold. We will, however, continue with some more blended and flexible provision so we maximise the number of students who can access as many of our learning events, anywhere and as often as possible.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at joannasmith@lincoln.ac.uk.

Joanna Smith

Head of Department of Management

† 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.

Appraising and Applying Psychological Evidence in Work Contexts 2022-23BUS1808MLevel 42022-23This 15-credit module aims to equip first year Business Psychology BSc students with the skills needed to appraise and apply psychological evidence in work contexts. In doing so, this module introduces students to both academic and practical understandings and applications of research and non-research evidence in the workplace, familiarising them with the role of a business psychologist. The module also provides students with a crucial underpinning in critical evidence appraisal required across their degree for understanding classroom teaching, independent enquiry and improving performance on assessments. Further, it aims to support student development into evidence-based practitioners of the future.CoreBrain, Behaviour & Cognition 2022-23PSY1160MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreDeveloping Individual in Society 2022-23PSY1162MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreIntroduction to Business Psychology 2022-23MGT1026MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the study of individuals behaviours, thoughts and emotions in business and organisational settings. The mainstream theories concerning business, work and organisational psychology will be presented along with the techniques deployed for research and practice. A greater emphasis will be placed on several topics varying from the most investigated psychological constructs to the range of skills and competencies valued by clients and employers in the job market.CorePrinciples of Marketing 2022-23MKT1001MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.CoreJudgement & Decision Making: Theory and Practice 2023-24BUS2656MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the study of judgement and decision making in psychology, and to the application of theory in organizational settings. Key psychological theories of judgement and decision making will be presented and examined within organizational settings. Students will be encouraged to evaluate and apply key theories and evidence from the literature to judgement and decision making at the individual, team and organizational levels. Key methods for research and intervention evaluation will be examined.CoreNew Ways of Working 2023-24MGT2040MLevel 52023-24This 15-credit module aims to equip students with an understanding of the ways in which work is defined and experienced in the 21st century. There have been significant changes to the external business context in recent years driven by technology, changing customer demands, demography and globalization. Business psychologists can bring their understanding of people's behaviour, thoughts and emotions to the leadership and management of people engaged in work activities. Students will draw on much of the learning in the module Introduction to Business Psychology, applying psychological theories and techniques to this developing field. Weekly workshops will enable students to understand how working patterns and practices have evolved over time and how management processes may differ depending on context. Students will be expected to develop their own analytical skills when reviewing real-life case studies of working practices.CorePsychological Assessment & Psychometrics 2023-24PSY2174MLevel 52023-24The 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 individuals 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 Methods for Business Psychology 2023-24BUS2657MLevel 52023-24This module prepares students for undertaking research for their dissertation, developing and evaluating interventions and for any research they will undertake in employment. It provides an overview of core principles of research methods they are likely to utilise in future research. The module introduces various qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. In the context of qualitative data, students will learn how to conduct, transcribe and analyse semi-structured and open-ended interviews and other forms of text. The principles and procedures of survey design and statistical modelling will also be discussed; with students using appropriate computer-based statistical software, such as Stata, Eviews and SPSS, to analyse data.CoreTeam Dynamics 2023-24BUS2658MLevel 52023-24This module aims to equip students with a broad understanding of group behaviour in an organisational setting. The ability to work effectively in a team and build positive relationships with clients and colleagues is integral to the work conducted by Business Psychologists. Throughout this module, students will be encouraged to think critically about research in this area, their own practice, and the problems and issues they see in organisations. Weekly workshops will introduce students to some of the important psychological processes which occur in groups. Practical exercises will be used to support students to develop and improve a range of skills vital to effective teamwork and expected by graduate employers. These include decision-making, interpersonal communication, conflict management and project management skills, as well as others associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work. Students will have the opportunity to apply these skills outside of the classroom by working in small teams on a community engagement learning project. Students will be supported through this process by a series of tutorials. By the end of the module, students will have compiled a portfolio of reflections and evidence which can be used to inform the design of future team building and team training interventions.CoreBuyer Behaviour 2023-24MKT2017MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand what buyer behaviour is, why it is important for marketers and organisations; and how to initiate customer research activities to explore the increasing complexity of customer behaviour. The focus will be primary on consumer behaviour, but in addition important attention will be paid to business and organisational buyer behaviour.OptionalCharacter Strengths and Virtues 2023-24PSY2172MLevel 52023-24This module aims to offer students a critical introduction to the area of positive psychology referred to as character strengths and virtues. At the turn of the millennium positive psychology was launched with a multimillion dollar international research programme that aimed to identify the psychological strengths of character that are celebrated worldwide. As a result the VIA (Values in Action) classification of strengths and virtues was published. It aimed to identify character strengths in the same way that psychiatric diagnostic systems classify psychological disorder. Since the publication of the classification handbook in 2004, the 24 strengths identified have been the subject of thousands of empirical studies across the planet.OptionalCross Cultural Management 2023-24MGT2034MLevel 52023-24This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different culturesOptionalHealth Psychology 2023-24PSY2182MLevel 52023-24The 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.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2023-24MGT2286MLevel 52023-24Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: -enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; -facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; -enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. 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. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalPrinciples of Project Management 2023-24BUS2040MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk).OptionalSocial Theories and Applications 2023-24PSY2162MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalStrategic Management 2023-24BUS2654MLevel 52023-24The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.OptionalBusiness Psychology in Practice 2024-25MGT3276MLevel 62024-25The 30-credit module Business Psychology in Practice will take an applied and evidence-based approach to exploring contemporary theoretical perspectives that underpin professional practice. This module will facilitate the development of intellectual, social and professional skills necessary to design and apply interventions in the workplace. The students will be stimulated to challenge some accepted models and critically reflect on their application in supporting individual wellbeing as well as personal and performance development, as well as wider organizational objectives. A broad range of topics will be covered and business case studies will be used to encourage student participation and critical engagement with the material.CoreDissertation (Business) 2024-25BUS3019MLevel 62024-25The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a students ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise, and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well-defined, and internally consistent representation of their findings.CoreCross-Cultural Psychology 2024-25PSY3125MLevel 62024-25This 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.OptionalDiscourse 2024-25PSY3009MLevel 62024-25This 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.OptionalGlobal Marketing Strategy 2024-25MKT3022MLevel 62024-25This module aims to consider the strategic and tactical marketing implications for companies operating in a rapidly changing and dynamic global business environment. The module gives students the opportunity to develop a range of skills which may enable them to think strategically and tactically in the context of this globalised business world. This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop an adequate understanding of the issues characterising international markets, such as the impact that macro and micro-environments have in international operations.OptionalHuman Resource Management (Level 3) 2024-25HRM3108MLevel 62024-25The main purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource function in an organisational context. The module aims to explore and examine strategic as well as operational aspects of the function in the light of the contemporary business environment besides the social and ethical context.OptionalInvestigative and Courtroom Psychology 2024-25PSY3178MLevel 62024-25The 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.OptionalPatterns of Action 2024-25PSY3168MLevel 62024-25OptionalPsychology of Music 2024-25PSY3180MLevel 62024-25This is a module designed to help students to develop their knowledge of human interactions and responses to music. Over the course of the module, students will consider the ways in which we engage with, listen to, perform, and learn about music. This course will aim to provide a better understanding on the role of music 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.OptionalRisk Perception, Assessment and Management 2024-25PSY3003MLevel 62024-25This 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.Optional

† 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.

Appraising and Applying Psychological Evidence in Work Contexts 2021-22BUS1808MLevel 42021-22This 15-credit module aims to equip first year Business Psychology BSc students with the skills needed to appraise and apply psychological evidence in work contexts. In doing so, this module introduces students to both academic and practical understandings and applications of research and non-research evidence in the workplace, familiarising them with the role of a business psychologist. The module also provides students with a crucial underpinning in critical evidence appraisal required across their degree for understanding classroom teaching, independent enquiry and improving performance on assessments. Further, it aims to support student development into evidence-based practitioners of the future.CoreBrain, Behaviour & Cognition 2021-22PSY1160MLevel 42021-22This 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.CoreDeveloping Individual in Society 2021-22PSY1162MLevel 42021-22This 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.CoreIntroduction to Business Psychology 2021-22MGT1026MLevel 42021-22This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the study of individuals behaviours, thoughts and emotions in business and organisational settings. The mainstream theories concerning business, work and organisational psychology will be presented along with the techniques deployed for research and practice. A greater emphasis will be placed on several topics varying from the most investigated psychological constructs to the range of skills and competencies valued by clients and employers in the job market.CorePrinciples of Marketing 2021-22MKT1001MLevel 42021-22This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.CoreJudgement & Decision Making: Theory and Practice 2022-23BUS2656MLevel 52022-23This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the study of judgement and decision making in psychology, and to the application of theory in organizational settings. Key psychological theories of judgement and decision making will be presented and examined within organizational settings. Students will be encouraged to evaluate and apply key theories and evidence from the literature to judgement and decision making at the individual, team and organizational levels. Key methods for research and intervention evaluation will be examined.CoreNew Ways of Working 2022-23MGT2040MLevel 52022-23This 15-credit module aims to equip students with an understanding of the ways in which work is defined and experienced in the 21st century. There have been significant changes to the external business context in recent years driven by technology, changing customer demands, demography and globalization. Business psychologists can bring their understanding of people's behaviour, thoughts and emotions to the leadership and management of people engaged in work activities. Students will draw on much of the learning in the module Introduction to Business Psychology, applying psychological theories and techniques to this developing field. Weekly workshops will enable students to understand how working patterns and practices have evolved over time and how management processes may differ depending on context. Students will be expected to develop their own analytical skills when reviewing real-life case studies of working practices.CorePsychological Assessment & Psychometrics 2022-23PSY2174MLevel 52022-23The 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 individuals 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 Methods for Business Psychology 2022-23BUS2657MLevel 52022-23This module prepares students for undertaking research for their dissertation, developing and evaluating interventions and for any research they will undertake in employment. It provides an overview of core principles of research methods they are likely to utilise in future research. The module introduces various qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. In the context of qualitative data, students will learn how to conduct, transcribe and analyse semi-structured and open-ended interviews and other forms of text. The principles and procedures of survey design and statistical modelling will also be discussed; with students using appropriate computer-based statistical software, such as Stata, Eviews and SPSS, to analyse data.CoreTeam Dynamics 2022-23BUS2658MLevel 52022-23This module aims to equip students with a broad understanding of group behaviour in an organisational setting. The ability to work effectively in a team and build positive relationships with clients and colleagues is integral to the work conducted by Business Psychologists. Throughout this module, students will be encouraged to think critically about research in this area, their own practice, and the problems and issues they see in organisations. Weekly workshops will introduce students to some of the important psychological processes which occur in groups. Practical exercises will be used to support students to develop and improve a range of skills vital to effective teamwork and expected by graduate employers. These include decision-making, interpersonal communication, conflict management and project management skills, as well as others associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work. Students will have the opportunity to apply these skills outside of the classroom by working in small teams on a community engagement learning project. Students will be supported through this process by a series of tutorials. By the end of the module, students will have compiled a portfolio of reflections and evidence which can be used to inform the design of future team building and team training interventions.CoreBuyer Behaviour 2022-23MKT2017MLevel 52022-23This module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand what buyer behaviour is, why it is important for marketers and organisations; and how to initiate customer research activities to explore the increasing complexity of customer behaviour. The focus will be primary on consumer behaviour, but in addition important attention will be paid to business and organisational buyer behaviour.OptionalCharacter Strengths and Virtues 2022-23PSY2172MLevel 52022-23This module aims to offer students a critical introduction to the area of positive psychology referred to as character strengths and virtues. At the turn of the millennium positive psychology was launched with a multimillion dollar international research programme that aimed to identify the psychological strengths of character that are celebrated worldwide. As a result the VIA (Values in Action) classification of strengths and virtues was published. It aimed to identify character strengths in the same way that psychiatric diagnostic systems classify psychological disorder. Since the publication of the classification handbook in 2004, the 24 strengths identified have been the subject of thousands of empirical studies across the planet.OptionalCross Cultural Management 2022-23MGT2034MLevel 52022-23This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different culturesOptionalHealth Psychology 2022-23PSY2182MLevel 52022-23The 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.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2022-23MGT2286MLevel 52022-23Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: -enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; -facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; -enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. 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. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalPrinciples of Project Management 2022-23BUS2040MLevel 52022-23This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk).OptionalSocial Theories and Applications 2022-23PSY2162MLevel 52022-23This 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.OptionalStrategic Management 2022-23BUS2654MLevel 52022-23The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.OptionalBusiness Psychology in Practice 2023-24MGT3276MLevel 62023-24The 30-credit module Business Psychology in Practice will take an applied and evidence-based approach to exploring contemporary theoretical perspectives that underpin professional practice. This module will facilitate the development of intellectual, social and professional skills necessary to design and apply interventions in the workplace. The students will be stimulated to challenge some accepted models and critically reflect on their application in supporting individual wellbeing as well as personal and performance development, as well as wider organizational objectives. A broad range of topics will be covered and business case studies will be used to encourage student participation and critical engagement with the material.CoreDissertation (Business) 2023-24BUS3019MLevel 62023-24The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a students ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise, and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well-defined, and internally consistent representation of their findings.CoreCross-Cultural Psychology 2023-24PSY3125MLevel 62023-24This 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.OptionalDiscourse 2023-24PSY3009MLevel 62023-24This 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.OptionalGlobal Marketing Strategy 2023-24MKT3022MLevel 62023-24This module aims to consider the strategic and tactical marketing implications for companies operating in a rapidly changing and dynamic global business environment. The module gives students the opportunity to develop a range of skills which may enable them to think strategically and tactically in the context of this globalised business world. This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop an adequate understanding of the issues characterising international markets, such as the impact that macro and micro-environments have in international operations.OptionalHuman Resource Management (Level 3) 2023-24HRM3108MLevel 62023-24The main purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource function in an organisational context. The module aims to explore and examine strategic as well as operational aspects of the function in the light of the contemporary business environment besides the social and ethical context.OptionalInvestigative and Courtroom Psychology 2023-24PSY3178MLevel 62023-24The 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.OptionalPatterns of Action 2023-24PSY3168MLevel 62023-24OptionalPsychology of Music 2023-24PSY3180MLevel 62023-24This is a module designed to help students to develop their knowledge of human interactions and responses to music. Over the course of the module, students will consider the ways in which we engage with, listen to, perform, and learn about music. This course will aim to provide a better understanding on the role of music 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.OptionalRisk Perception, Assessment and Management 2023-24PSY3003MLevel 62023-24This 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.Optional

How you are assessed

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

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.

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.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

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

International

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 https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

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.

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 admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

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

International

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 https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

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.

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 admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

"I realised that Business Psychology was the perfect route for me into studying business as it explores the individuals behind organisations that thrive. The course also had a nice combination between business and psychology modules, testing my strengths in different areas and continuing my learning across two subjects."

Sian Wainwright, BSc (Hons) Business Psychology graduate

Career Opportunities

Business psychologists may be employed in public, private, or voluntary sector organisations. Possible careers include marketing, human resource management, organisation development, career counselling, coaching, and learning and development. Graduates may pursue options in academic research and teaching.

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Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

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