Outstanding research


Excellent teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

MEG experiment

Superb research and teaching facilities

Psychology Building from james

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At the University of York: one of the top-100 departments of psychology 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 world’s top psychology departments, excelling in both teaching and research.

Studying at York

Masters courses

Twitter updates

YorkTalks 2018

We were joined by over 700 people for a day of inspirational short talks about the world-leading research happening at York. In this video, Head of Department Professor Mike Burton gives a brief overview of the topic of his YorkTalks 2018 presentation "Facing up to the security challenge." 


Times Good University Guide 2019

Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Department of Psychology has placed 7th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Say Cheese! Why a toothy smile makes it easier for you to be identified

Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018

Dr Mila Mileva led research which found a subject that has a fulsome smile in a photo makes identification easier.

York Academic to take up BSA Section Presidency

Posted on Wednesday 23 May 2018

Professor Steve Tipper will join 16 other leading academics from across the country as a Section President.

Research at York

Awards & Recognition

BPS accreditation renewed with warm commendations for BSc and MSci programmes

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.



External Seminar: Forgetting in health and disease

4.00PM, PS/B020

Dr Nahid Zokaei - Oxford University