Psychology (Sport and Exercise Psychology) at University of Lincoln - UCAS

Course summary

The BSc Psychology (Sports and Exercise Psychology) programme explores the foundations of psychology in relation to the application of sport and exercise. Students will have the opportunity to gain a wealth of theoretical knowledge relating to the science behind how we think, act, and interact with others. They will be able to build on this foundational knowledge in their second and third years of study with a series of modules delivered by academics from the School of Sport and Exercise Science, which aim to develop students' conceptual and practical understanding of the fundamental role that psychology plays in maximising athletes' sport performance, enhancing physical activity levels, and nurturing healthy behaviours. The programme is taught by research-active academics with specialist expertise in areas such as cognitive neuropsychology, sport and exercise psychology, mental health, body image, and attentional processing. Students will have the opportunity to develop the skills to design and conduct their own independent research projects, within an area relevant to their interests with access to the University's range of modern psychology and research laboratories.


Please visit our website to find more information relating to the modules that are studied on this programme.

Assessment method

The aims of the module assessments are to measure the development and attainment of course outcomes, including the developing key skills such as critical analysis and evaluation. Accordingly, the nature of the assessment varies across the three years of study and may further vary between different modules. Assessments in year one and two focus on the acquisition and understanding of knowledge and skills. In contrast, the year three assessments place far greater emphasis on the ability to apply, analyse and evaluate knowledge. 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, or observations; and written exams (including essay-based exams), such as formal examinations, or in-class tests. The University of Lincoln's policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly. Psychology students currently receive feedback within a 20-working day period on large modules and 15-working day period on smaller modules.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost
Psychology (Sport and Exercise Psychology) at University of Lincoln - UCAS