Accessibility statement

About the Department

The Department of Psychology, founded in 1974, is a leading research and teaching establishment, housed in its own buildings on the Heslington West Campus.  We have a faculty of 45 and growing, supported by technical and administrative staff with an active community of graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows.  Our undergraduate intake is approximately 260 per year and we run three MSc courses, totalling around 50 taught postgraduates.  The York Neuroimaging Centre (YNiC) is part of the Psychology Department and provides staff and the students they supervise with state of the art research facilities for cognitive neuroscience.

Quality of research

We are an Experimental Psychology department and our research and courses reflect this. Staff members are all actively engaged in research. In the Times Higher Education's ranking of the most recent nationwide assessment of research quality (REF 2021) Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of York was rated in the UK top ten for research excellence.