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3 Minute Thesis

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Our University 3MT Final will be held on 20 May 2020 in University Place. This event is open to all staff, students and friends. Tickets available soon.

Watch our 2017 3MT winner:

See all of our 2017 3MT finalists

Watch our 2016 3MT winner:

See all of our 2016 3MT finalists

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes using just one static PowerPoint slide.

In the UK, the 3MT national competition final is hosted by Vitae. Individual UK universities run their own competitions, to put forward one winner per participating Institution. The University of Manchester is one of 40 Institutions participating.

Why Take Part?
3MT develops your academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of your capacity to effectively explain your research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Still not convinced? Let some of last our previous contestants convince you:
- It's only three minutes - Melissa Keogh
- Why I took part in 3MT - Victoria Cronin
- The Three Minute Thesis Challenge - Kirsty McIntyre

Open to all active second and final year PhD candidates (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first 3MT presentation in the heats. You must be able to attend at least one of the scheduled Heats and, if successful, the University Final.

Read the rules and judging criteria