Outstanding research


Excellent teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

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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.

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Studying at York

Masters courses

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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

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.

Jennifer Ashton and Marcus Harrington join the SLAM Lab

Posted on Friday 13 October 2017

New researchers investigating sleep and emotional memory

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.



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Dr Elena Geangu


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Dr Geoff Bird - University of Oxford


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Dr Peter Bull