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 40 and growing, technical and secretarial support, and an active community graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows. Our undergraduate intake is approximately 200 per year and we run five MSc courses, totalling over 80 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 2014) Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of York was rated very highly compared with other universities: of 82 departments in the UK we were ranked fourth for overall performance and second for the quality of our research papers (outputs), with 95% being classified as world-leading or internationally excellent.