Outstanding research


Excellent teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Dedicated international student support programme and personnel

MEG experiment

Superb research and teaching facilities

Psychology Building from james

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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

Latest table: York in World’s Top 50 Psychology Departments

Posted on Monday 3 March 2014

Our Department is one of only a handful of departments of psychology in the UK to be placed in the top 50 of the QS World University Rankings By Subject 2014.

New Lecturer and Senior Lecturer posts advertised

Posted on Thursday 13 February 2014

The department is seeking to recruit a new Lecturer and a new Senior Lecturer to join our faculty.

York Psychologist makes UK’s 100 Leading Scientists list

Posted on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Professor Andy Young has been listed as one of one hundred leading British scientists identified by the Science Council.

Catching reflections in the ‘windows of the soul’

Posted on Wednesday 15 January 2014

A new study shows bystanders faces can be identified from tiny reflections in the eyes of people in photos.

This side up: brain responses to faces’ expressions are affected by their orientation

Posted on Tuesday 24 December 2013

Grim looking faces are shedding new light on the brain mechanisms underlying our perception of expressions.

PhD studentships available

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2013

Seven studentships covering home fees and a stipend are available for for 2014



YNiC Seminar: Project presentations

4.00PM, PS/B020

David Smailes and Bruce Keefe

Supporting women in science

Athena Swan Silver Award

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

What's happening in the Department?


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

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