Outstanding research


Excellent teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Dedicated international student support programme and personnel

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Superb research and teaching facilities

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At the University of York: one of the top-10 departments of psychology in the UK, and one of the top-100 in the world

York, a beautiful and historic English city

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of York, a friendly, stimulating and supportive environment for students where science flourishes. We’re one of the UK’s top psychology departments, excelling in both teaching and research.

Studying at York

Research at York

Masters courses

The department offers five masters courses:

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News and events

Professor Alan Baddeley to receive prestigious international award.

Posted on Monday 9 May 2016

Professor Alan Baddeley is to receive the 2016 Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize.

Would you choose a Blackberry over a Galaxy?

Posted on Monday 25 April 2016

Professor Steve Tipper and Dr Harriet Over win a £260,000 Leverhulme Trust grant to encourage healthy food choices.

Daniel Baker wins top Vision Science award

Posted on Wednesday 13 April 2016

Dr Daniel Baker has been awarded the Marr Medal for his ground-breaking research into the mechanisms of vision.

The 2nd North East Face & Person Perception Workshop

Posted on Wednesday 13 April 2016

On Wednesday the 16th of March 2016, the FaceVar lab hosted a meeting which brought together face recognition researchers from universities across the North-East of England.

Search on for Next Director of York Neuroimaging Centre

Posted on Thursday 3 March 2016

The University of York is seeking to appoint a new director for YNiC who will be a full Professor in the Department of Psychology.

York Scientists Back Met. Police Super-recognisers

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2016

Psychologists at the University of York Department of Psychology have concluded that officers in an elite face recognition squad in the Metropolitan Police possess extraordinary powers of perception.

Awards & Recognition


We are ranked highly among departments of psychology in national and international league tables and we are proud of our Athena SWAN award which recognises our commitment to supporting women in science.



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Professor Gareth Gaskell


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What's happening in the Department?


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