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 – among the top 10 in both the Times Good University Guide and the Guardian University Guide – and one of the top 100 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. Our graduates consistently report that we are outstandingly good at explaining things and making the subject of psychology interesting.

News and events

Three New Lectureships in Psychology

Posted on Monday 29 June 2015

Three lecturers to be appointed as Department expands following REF success and introduction of 4-year MPsych Programme

Artistic Autistic triumphs at national competition

Posted on Monday 22 June 2015

Artistic Autistic represented the University of York at national competition Uni Popshop and won three out of four prizes.

Dr Gavin Phillips wins ‘Inspirational Lecturer’ award

Posted on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Student led excellence awards votes Gavin most inspirational lecturer of the year.

Cycologists complete YuCycle 2015

Posted on Tuesday 9 June 2015

Seven keen cycologists from York Psychology completed this year's YuCycle challenge.

Prestigious Award for founding Head of Department

Posted on Friday 8 May 2015

Professor Peter Venables receives his Lifetime Achievement Award at BPS conference

‘Real-life Dr Dolittles’

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2015

Dr Katie Slocombe takes part in a Nature podcast about animal communication.

Research Excellence and Awards


The Department is ranked 4th in the UK for Research Quality and we are especially proud of our Athena SWAN Silver Award.


What's happening in the Department?


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

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