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Discover the science of mind, brain and behaviour.

Psychology provides answers to fundamental questions about our thoughts, feelings and actions. It is strongly interconnected to other disciplines such as biology, physics, medicine, neuroscience, politics, sociology and economics.

At York, you’ll be taught by researchers who are actively developing the subject through their world-class investigations, and become part of a lively, supportive learning community. Join us in our exploration of what it means to be human.

10th in the UK

for Psychology in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

9th in the UK

for Psychology in the Guardian University Guide 2021

94% overall satisfaction

National Student Survey 2020

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Start thinking about what you could study with us in 2022.

Our undergraduate courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society.

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Careers and skills

Build the foundation for a career in health, education or criminal justice or use the unique combination of scientific skills, critical thinking and analysis of human behaviour in other sectors. Recent graduate employment examples include:

  • trainee clinical psychologist
  • marketing executive
  • child and adolescent mental health worker
  • statistical officer
  • HR officer
  • teacher

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Discover methods to study the mind: run your own experiments and develop your understanding of cognitive psychology.

Explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of your university life and study.

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