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

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." 


Two new papers published in Cortex and Neuropsychologia

Posted on Saturday 9 December 2017

Marcus Harrington and Jennifer Ashton have new studies published

Researchers reveal new insights into why sleep is good for our memory

Posted on Wednesday 15 November 2017

Researchers in the Department of Psychology have shed new light on sleep's vital role in helping us make the most of our memory.

World class psychology department

Posted on Friday 10 November 2017

The Department of Psychology at the University of York is the third best psychology department in the UK, according to a brand new 2018 Times Higher Education World University League Table.

Research at York

Awards & Recognition

BPS accreditation renewed with warm commendations for BSc and MPsych 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: Light, Clocks and Sleep: Biology to Therapeutics

4.00PM, PS/B020

Professor Russell Foster - University of Oxford


Internal Seminar: PhD Talks

4.00PM, PS/B020

Mark Carey, Alex Benjamin


External Seminar: title tbc

4.00PM, PS/B020

Dr Heather O'Mahen - University of Exeter