About our school

The School of Psychological and Social Sciences brings together the disciplines of psychology, criminology, police studies and sociology, and counselling, coaching and mentoring and is also home to YSJ Law School.

The range of subjects we offer allows students to study in specialist areas or combine modules in various ways to suit their career ambitions. Our innovative and interactive approach to teaching integrates theory and practice in a dynamic learning experience that facilitates development of the skills needed to be successful in the workplace, and beyond. Our academics are known for their expertise in teaching and research, and our smaller classes enable to students to optimise their learning because they receive a high level of personalised tuition and support. 

Regardless of the discipline studied, students within the School develop the following attributes, all of which are highly sought by employers:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Personal values, cultural awareness, and ethics
  • Teamwork, leadership, planning, and organisation skills
  • Critical and creative thinking skills
  • Research skills

Our School delivers a bespoke student experience characterised by engagement and opportunity and underpinned by excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Congratulations on choosing to study at York St John University. We look forward to welcoming you into the in the School of Psychological and Social Sciences and partnering with you on your learning journey.




About our school

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