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.

News and events

Our Excellence in Research

Posted on Thursday 18 December 2014

The Department of Psychology at the University of York is ranked 4th out of 82 in the UK in the latest national research evaluation exercise.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Founding Professor

Posted on Tuesday 30 September 2014

Peter Venables receives the BPS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Psychology Graduation 2014

Posted on Thursday 17 July 2014

Friday 18th July is a very proud day for the department as our BSc Psychology students graduate.

York Honours Professor Anne Treisman

Posted on Thursday 17 July 2014

World-leading scientist returns to her Yorkshire roots.


Posted on Monday 14 July 2014

Promotions for Dr Shirley-Ann Rueshemeyer and Dr Meesha Warmington

Primate researcher enters the Infinite Monkey Cage

Posted on Friday 11 July 2014

Dr Katie Slocombe will appear on the BBC Radio 4 show on Monday 14th July at 4.30pm.

Supporting women in science

Athena Swan Silver Award

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



Internal Seminar: "Investigating the Molecular and Neural Network Basis of Rett Syndrome".

4.00PM, PS/B020

Dr Darren Goffin - Department of Biology, University of York


YNiC Seminar: Connectivity Club meeting

4.00PM, PS/B020

Dr Jonny Smallwood and Professor Beth Jefferies

What's happening in the Department?


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

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