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, 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, 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

Eight PhD Studentships

Posted on Friday 13 November 2015

Eight fully funded PhD studentships are available for October 2016, deadline for applications: January 11th 2016

Four New Posts Available in the Department

Posted on Monday 12 October 2015

Three research posts and one administrative job are currently available, following the recent award of a four-year £1.3M ESRC research grant to Dr Lisa Henderson and Professor Gareth Gaskell at York, in collaboration with Professor Courtenay Norbury from University College London.

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International Students excel in Psychology at York

Posted on Monday 6 July 2015

Eight gain 1st class Honours

Face recognition specialists meet at York

Posted on Sunday 5 July 2015

The department recently hosted an event for face recognition researchers and practitioners.

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.

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?


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