Welcome to the Department of Psychology.
We’re one of the world’s top psychology departments, excelling in both teaching and research. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.
As a student you'll have access to a wide range of facilities and equipment, including our state-of-the-art sleep lab and York Neuroimaging Centre.
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Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
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Top things to look forward to about Psychology at York
Posted by Graidey
Hi, I’m Graidey, a first-year Psychology student. Here are some of the things I love about being at York. Meeting new friends You’ll meet…
A week in a life of a Psychology student
Posted by Elizabeth
Monday To start off my week right, I typically like to hit the gym before I go for my lectures. It gets me into…
Psychology at York: the Best Bits
Posted by Tara
Sense of Community My favourite thing about the psychology department at York is the sense of community. I didn’t experience this vibe at any other…
A Week in the Life of a Psychology Undergraduate Student
Posted by Luke
Monday To begin the week, I head to the library to crack on with the core reading given for my seminar on the Cognitive…
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