School of Psychology

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Welcome to the School of Psychology

Psychology allows us to explore some of the big questions about what it means to be human, examining the science behind how people think, behave and react to others. Our Psychology programmes tap into the diverse and multidisciplinary nature of Psychology, offering modules based in staff knowledge and expertise. Current research questions being explored by our staff and students include understanding the impact of Covid-19 on mental health; the effect of human activity on habitat selection in the Barbary macaque; and investigating online dating behaviours using the science of facial attractiveness.

Within our programmes we embed the opportunity to gain practical experience and to apply theory to the real world, with options to take work experience electives.  

Psychology at Lincoln is ranked in the top 20 overall for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2020. We are a vibrant multi-cultural community of staff and students, with consistently excellent ratings from students and a strong research profile. We are proud to hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award, recognising our commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia. We embrace diversity, champion equality and are proactive in making our School an inclusive environment for all.  

Student Engagement is at the heart of our approach to teaching and learning, and we focus on creating a community of psychologists. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, with opportunities for students to enhance their experience and employability both within and outside of the curriculum. Our programmes prepare our students for a range of career opportunities across the fields of psychology, education, healthcare, social services, data analytics and the media.  

We foster strong links with public, private and charitable sector organisations, and embed public engagement throughout our practice. A thriving population of postgraduate research students enhances our community, and there are opportunities for full- and part-time funded studentships.   

We hope you enjoy reading about what we do, and what we offer, and we look forward to meeting you.

Dr. Kirsty MillerHead of the School of Psychology

Virtual Open Days

Just like our regular Open Days, our online offerings allow you to find out more about the course or courses you are interested in, speak to staff and students about their experiences of Lincoln, find out more about the support services available, and explore our campus and wider city.

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360 degree virtual tours


Take a 360° virtual tour and explore our range of leading-edge facilities available to students in the College of Social Science.

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Summer Scientist

Summer Scientist is a morning or afternoon of free fun activities aimed at children between 3 to 10 years old. The event takes place in the Sarah Swift Building, situated on the Brayford Pool Campus of the University. A team of trained student volunteers, researchers and academics play games with children in the Fun-Zone and ask them to take part in research studies which we call research ‘games’. These research ‘games’ are fun activities for children to enjoy, but they also allow experts at the university to learn about how children develop.

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School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, UK

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