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

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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

Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

Posted on Thursday 14 January 2016

Ask us your questions and chat with students on 4th February

Sleep helps to consolidate learning

Posted on Monday 11 January 2016

Dr Lisa Henderson speaks on BBC Radio York and gives a public lecture on her research relating to sleep and learning.

Head of Department to visit Hong Kong in January 2016

Posted on Monday 21 December 2015

Professor Quentin Summerfield will visit Hong Kong from 18th-25th January 2016. You can meet him and learn about Psychology at York at the British Council on 19th January and at other events during the week.

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

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.



Internal Seminar: PhD Talks

4.00PM, PS/B020

Samuel Lawrence, Kay Weibert, Mahiko Konishi


External Seminar: Title TBC

4.00PM, PS/B020

Professor Ron Rensink - University of British Columbia

What's happening in the Department?


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