Outstanding research


Excellent teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

MEG experiment

Superb research and teaching facilities

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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

Inspirational Research

Asifa Majid

We’re delighted to welcome Professor Asifa Majid who joins the Department as Chair in Language and Communication.

Professor Majid is one of eight Inspirational Research Leaders the University has appointed, marking an important milestone for York research.

Her research explores categories and concepts in language, non-linguistic perception and cognition, and the relationship between them.


Congratulations to Dr Harriet Over

Posted on Friday 15 March 2019

Many congratulations to Dr Harriet Over, winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize.

QS World Rankings by subject 2019

Posted on Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Department of Psychology maintains its place in the world top 100.

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.

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.



Internal Seminar: Title tbc

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