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

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New departmental appointments


A warm welcome to 3 Lecturers who have recently joined the Department of Psychology. Dr Angela De Bruin, Dr Hannah Hobson and Dr Daniel Kaiser.

Angela's research focuses on bilingualism, language switching, language production, executive control, and cognitive ageing

Hannah's research considers language and communication problems, especially their relation to non-language difficulties, including social and emotional problems.

Daniel's research uses methods from experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience (M/EEG, fMRI) to understand the perception of naturalistic stimuli.


Research at York

Awards & Recognition

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.

BPS accreditation renewed with warm commendations for BSc and MSci programmes