Vitae Three Minute Thesis® competition

About 3MT®
Vitae 3MT® competition

About 3MT®

Three Minute Thesis challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

®3MT is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. Its success has led to the establishment of local and national competitions in several countries.

Since 2014 Vitae have proudly hosted the UK ®3MT competition which is the culmination of finalists from Vitae member Higher Education Institutions throughout the UK.

Competition rules and branding requirements

Vitae 3MT FAQ's

3MT Resources

Benefits of running a 3MT competition

Top tips for communicating research in this useful guide to presenting your research effectively and with confidence Taylor & Francis

Vitae 3MT® 2020
Vitae 3MT® 2020 competition

Vitae 3MT® 2020

Register your institution to take part in the 2020 competition

If your institution is new to the Vitae 3MT competition, please ensure you also register with the University of Queensland

Covid 19 update - how to hold your competition virtually. Find out more here

Important dates for the competition (please note: these dates currently stand):

  • Institutions must submit their winner video for the quarter finals by the 3 July.
  • Judging of the quarter finals will take place in July.
  • The final six will be chosen from the semi-finals and announced in August.
  • The live final will take place during the Vitae International Researcher Development Conference in Birmingham on 14th September 2020.
Vitae 3MT® competition archives
Vitae 3MT® previous winners

Vitae 3MT® competition archives

Vitae 3MT 2019

Vitae 3MT 2018

Vitae 3MT 2017

Vitae 3MT 2016

Vitae 3MT 2015

Vitae 3MT 2014

Thoughts from a past winner: How much impact can the competition have?

Inspirational tips and advice from previous finalists and as a researcher developer organising the competition