Vitae Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition

Watched globally by an audience of thousands, the Vitae Three Minute Thesis® challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

To re-live the excitement of the 3MT® 2023 competition final, you can watch the recording of the live broadcast.

Congratulations to the Judge’s Choice Winner Sarah Warbis (below image on the left) University of Bath and to Ridzuan A-Rasid (below image on the right) from Loughborough University for winning the People’s Choice Award.

Sarah Warbis with her Judges Choice trophyRidzuan A-Rasid with his Peoples Choice trophy

Find out more about the Vitae 3MT® 2023 competition final and meet the Vitae 3MT® semi finalists 2023 and Vitae 3MT® finalists 2023. A special thanks to our semi-final judges and the six judges and host of the final. 

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

Competition resources

Vitae 3MT FAQ's

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® 2023
Vitae 3MT® 2023 competition

Vitae 3MT® 2023

Get inspired from the Vitae 3MT broadcast of the 2022 final

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

How to hold your competition virtually. Find out more here

Important dates for the competition:

  • Deadline to send in your institutional video for the Quarter finals has closed
  • Vitae 3MT® final will be 15 September 2023