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

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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

Jennifer Ashton and Marcus Harrington join the SLAM Lab

Posted on Friday 13 October 2017

New researchers investigating sleep and emotional memory

University of York Open Lecture: Secrets of Sleep

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017

Scott Cairney will give an open lecture on the Secrets of Sleep on Thursday 26th October

Director of Teaching and Learning

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017

The Department of Psychology at the University of York is seeking to appoint a Director of Teaching and Learning.

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.



Internal Seminar: title tbc

4.00PM, PS/B020

Professor Beth Jefferies


External Seminar: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - past, present and future

4.00PM, PS/B020

Professor Anthony T. Barker - University of Sheffield Medical School


Internal Seminar: tbc

4.00PM, PS/B020

Professor Peter Thompson

What's happening in the Department?


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