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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.

Fantastic facilities

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.

Committed to quality

We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.

Highly ranked

8th in the UK
Guardian University Guide 2022

9th in the UK
Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Our courses

Our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society, assuring the quality and relevance of our teaching.

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Free online courses

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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Hear from our students

University of the Year shortlisted

“York is everything an outstanding university should be”

Find out how we made the shortlist for University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Our University of the Year nomination

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