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

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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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Inspirational Research

Asifa Majid

We’re delighted to welcome Professor Asifa Majid who joins the Department as Chair in Language and Communication.

Professor Majid is one of eight Inspirational Research Leaders the University has appointed, marking an important milestone for York research.

Her research explores categories and concepts in language, non-linguistic perception and cognition, and the relationship between them.


Reader in Psychology Awarded Mid-Career Fellowship by the British Academy

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2019

Dr Rob Jenkins has been awarded £124,774 to support his research.

Psych!York 2019

Posted on Friday 3 May 2019

On Thursday 30th May, members of the ECR Forum from the Department of Psychology will be running the 'Psych!York: Interactive family fun' event at the Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York. The event runs from 11am to 4:30 pm and admission is free.

MIND GAMES - how you could help scientists understand memory by downloading a free app

Posted on Wednesday 17 April 2019

The York Memory Games project is looking at our ability to hold information in mind. We aim to understand what might affect or limit this ability, and how we might do a better job at preserving it. We are looking for a large number of volunteers to help us collect data through a series of games that we have designed.

Research at York

Awards & Recognition

BPS accreditation renewed with warm commendations for BSc and MSci 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: "Rethinking multisensory development"

4.00PM, PS/B020

Dr Andy Bremner, University of Birmingham


External Talk: The Emotional Mind: The affective roots of culture and cognition

1.00PM, PS/A/202 (Venables Room)

Dr Rami Gabriel & Dr Stephan Asma - Columbia College, Chicago


Internal Seminar: PG Talks

4.00PM, PS/B020

Lucilla Lanzoni & Kirstie Wailes-Newson