Outstanding research


Excellent teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

MEG experiment

Superb research and teaching facilities

Psychology Building from james

I‌n our own self contained building

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.


National Student Survey 2019

Posted on Friday 5 July 2019

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest psychology students in the UK.

Head of Department elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Posted on Tuesday 2 July 2019

Professor Mike Burton has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of his influential work.

York Researcher helps Radiographer detect breast cancer

Posted on Friday 14 June 2019

Dr Karla Evans' new article about the perceptual "gist" of breast cancer at the top of the "Aunt Minnie" newsfeed (the main Radiology news site)

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.