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Research opportunities in the Department of Psychology


Department of Psychology

About the Programme

Our Department of Psychology is among the world's top psychology departments*, excelling in both teaching and research.

We offer two research degree programmes:

PhD in Psychology

  • Alongside your PhD research, this includes on-going training opportunities to enhance your research skills and broad knowledge of psychology, as well as academic tools sessions to equip you for careers inside and outside academia. 
  • First year modules: Research Design and Statistics and Practical skills in experimental, cognitive and social psychology 
  • You can also attend any relevant final-year undergraduate and MSc courses to enhance your knowledge of a specific area
  • Weekly research seminars in the Department of Psychology which includes a ‘meet the speaker' event where you'll get the opportunity to talk informally with high-profile academics and other external speakers

PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

  • Alongside your PhD research, this includes training sessions to enhance your research skills and broad knowledge of cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, as well as academic tools sessions to equip you for careers inside and outside academia
  • First year module: Programming in Neuroimaging
  • You can also attend any relevant final-year undergraduate and MSc courses to enhance your knowledge of a specific area
  • Weekly research seminars at the York Neuroimaging Centre
  • Weekly research seminars in the Department of Psychology which includes a ‘meet the speaker' event where you'll get the opportunity to talk informally with high-profile academics and other external speakers

We offer:

  • Vibrant community of approx 60 full time and part time research students with regular calendar of social events
  • Stimulating, supportive atmosphere
  • Research-intensive psychology department
  • Over 40 members of academic staff as well as technical and administrative staff to support research and teaching
  • Modern purpose-built accommodation
  • State-of-the-art research and computer equipment
  • Your own desk and computer
  • Full access to specialised research facilities

Superb specialised research facilities:

Why us?

  • Ranked 4th in the UK for overall research performance in the Times Higher Education's ranking of REF 2014
  • Ranked 2nd in UK for research outputs with 95% classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Times Higher Education's ranking of REF 2014
  • Ranked in the top 100 globally for Psychology in the QS World University Rankings (2019)
  • Ranked 8th in the UK for Psychology in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2020)
  • PhD completion rate: 98%

Life after PhD:

77% of our PhD students continue in further academic/research careers

I'm interested. What do I do now?

Establish whether there is a member of academic staff with research interests that overlap with you and whether we are carrying out research in an area that interests you.

Once you've identified a potential supervisor, please email them before you apply to discuss your application and proposed area of research.

Complete an application for your chosen degree

Contact us:


01904 323189

Research degrees at Department of Psychology
Research at the Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology


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