Outstanding research


Excellent teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Dedicated international student support programme and personnel

MEG experiment

Superb research and teaching facilities

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At the University of York, in the top 10 in the UK and the top 100 universities in the world

York, a beautiful and historic English city

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of York, a friendly department with a reputation for excellence in research, teaching and support for students. We are one of the UK's leading psychology departments and one of the top 50 in the World. Our research was ranked fourth in the UK in the most recent assessment of research quality, with 95% being classified as world-leading or internationally excellent.

News and events

Dr Nick Barraclough secures multimillion pound interdisciplinary grant

Posted on Thursday 26 February 2015

A University of York interdisciplinary collaboration has led to a large research grant being secured.

Specialist neuroimaging workshop announced.

Posted on Monday 23 February 2015

Two day course in Multivariate Pattern Analysis tools, May 11-12 2015.

Dr Rob Jenkins speaks to UN

Posted on Thursday 19 February 2015

Dr Rob Jenkins sets out the importance of Science in achieving the UN’s goals.

Psychology student to address national conference

Posted on Tuesday 17 February 2015

Ellie Whittaker will help Women’s Football Festival to boost cancer charity.

A fearful chimp responds to the snake Budongo Forest, Uganda. Credit: Anne Schel
Chimps learn to share calls that refer to specific foods

Posted on Thursday 5 February 2015

Sounds converge when two communities collide

Royal Institution talk

Posted on Monday 12 January 2015

Professor Sven Mattys delivered a public talk on his research on understanding speech.

Supporting women in science

Athena Swan Silver Award

Our commitment to supporting women in science has earned a silver Athena SWAN award. 



Internal Seminars: PhD Talks

4.00PM, PS/B020

Florence Ruby, Dorina Strori, Ali Hassan Alghamdi


Tips for Women for Surviving in Science

4.00PM, room A202

Dr. Ione Fine


External Seminar: The three "R"s of mind-wandering: ramifications, rewards, and regulation.

4.00PM, PS/B020

Professor Jonathan Schooler - University of California, Santa Barbara

What's happening in the Department?


See what's being shown on Psychology's laser display board. [swf ~1Mb]

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