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." 


Peter Venables leaves generous gift to support undergraduate Psychology students

Posted on Wednesday 18 April 2018

Psychology department founder supports five York Futures scholarships.

York lecturer wins the prestigious Spearman Medal

Posted on Wednesday 4 April 2018

Dr Aidan Horner has won the Spearman Medal for his research in psychological and neural mechanisms.

QS World Rankings 2018

Posted on Monday 5 March 2018

Psychology has maintained its place in the world top 100.

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.



Internal Seminar: "Measuring the benefits of cochlear implantation"

4.00PM, PS/B020

Professor Quentin Summerfield


Internal Seminar: title tbc

4.00PM, PS/B020

Dr Karla Evans