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Outstanding research

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Excellent teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Dedicated international student support programme and personnel

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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

Research at York

Masters courses

The department offers five masters courses:

Twitter updates

Featured News

BPS team commends undergraduate courses at York.

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2016

BPS accreditation renewed with warm commendations for BSc and MPsych programmes.


News and events

Students win summer bursary awards

Posted on Wednesday 7 June 2017

We're pleased to announce that nine undergraduate students from the Department of Psychology have won competitive awards providing funds to help them carry out new research projects, working closely with academic supervisors over the summer.


Recognition for exceptional teaching

Posted on Friday 2 June 2017

Congratulations to Dr Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer who has been received a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award.


Staying sharp – looking after our thinking skills as we age

Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017

The University of York and Age UK have collaborated to share research about brain health in older age. On Friday 30 June, leading researchers on the topic will be in York to discuss their findings and talk to members of the public.


Professor Peter Venables

Posted on Thursday 27 April 2017

It is with great sadness that the Department of Psychology announces the death of Professor Peter Venables, founder of the Department and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.


Analysing the way children sleep could help us to understand autism

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017

On average, humans spend roughly a third of their lives asleep. This might sound like quite a long time, but sleep has been shown to be vital for “normal” human functioning. Without enough sleep, things go downhill for most people pretty quickly.


Mysteries of the mind

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

How the brain thinks is a question increasingly posed by students studying for an MSc in cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Psychology.


Awards & Recognition

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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.

Seminars

Tue
27
Jun

External Seminar: Social-affective dimensions of tuning to natural faces within occipital-temporal cortex

4.00PM, PS/B020

Sonia Bishop, Associate Professor, Dept. Psychology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley


What's happening in the Department?

DISPLAY BOARD

See what's being shown on Psychology's laser display board. [swf ~1Mb]