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SCDTP Studentship - Understanding our 3D world

Centre for Vision and Cognition

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15009
(19/20 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1078518JW

Understanding our 3D world

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2020/21 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Prof Wendy Adams (, Dr Erich Graf (Psychology)

A PhD studentship is available to work in Professor Wendy Adams’ lab on the visual perception of 3D scenes in the real world and virtual reality. This project investigates the visual information that humans use to understand the structure and gist of complex natural scenes – allowing us to interact with objects and people in our environment. The project will use a combination of lab-based studies with human observers, and computational modelling. The ideal candidate will have some experience of research with human participants, and an interest in evaluating theories of visual perception. 

Skills Required

Basic programming skills (e.g. Matlab), good quantitative skills (for modeling of data, stimulus generation), experience of research with human subjects.


South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15,009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 23rd January 2020.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at:

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at

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