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-100 departments of psychology 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

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6th October - Public Lecture: The Criminal Brain

Posted on Wednesday 5 October 2016

International expert discusses violent crime, prevention and punishment

Upcoming EPS-funded workshop on memory

Posted on Monday 19 September 2016

The Department of Psychology is organising an interdisciplinary workshop on memory to take place in January 2017

Detecting breast cancer: how do experts spot problems so quickly?

Posted on Monday 12 September 2016

New research by Dr Karla Evans and colleagues investigates visual processes involved in evaluating mammograms.

BPS team commends undergraduate courses at York.

Posted on Wednesday 10 August 2016

BPS accreditation renewed with warm commendations for BSc and MPsych programmes.

Taught Postgraduate Funding Online Event

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016

Find out more about how to fund your Masters degree at the University of York.

Psych!York – public engagement success

Posted on Tuesday 28 June 2016

On 11th June, postgrads and postdocs from the department put on a full day of interactive exhibits and demonstrations of their research.

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.


What's happening in the Department?


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