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

Royal Institution talk

Posted on Monday 12 January 2015

Professor Sven Mattys delivered a public talk on his research on understanding speech.

How do we perceive and understand faces?

Posted on Friday 9 January 2015

Face expert Professor Andy Young explains.

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.

Supporting women in science

Athena Swan Silver Award

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



Internal Seminars: PhD Talks

4.00PM, PS/B020

Sultan Alamri, Clare Sutherland


External Seminar: "Can memory span be explained by theories of short term memory?"

4.00PM, PS/B020

Dr Clive Frankish - University of Bristol

What's happening in the Department?


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

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