Massey University 3MT Competition - Masterate


Entries are open to research masters students who are currently enrolled in a research project of 90 points or more.

Finalists will be required to agree to media exposure for their presentation and research as the finals will be filmed and made available to all participating Universities. 

Please refer to the Rules for requirements of this competition.

Massey University 3MT Prizes

  • Winner: $1000 into a research account (conference or research related expenses), plus travel and accommodation to represent Massey University at the National Inter-University competition.
  • Runner Up: $500 cash
  • Peoples' Choice: $250 cash 

2017 Winner - Courtney Davies

In the master’s category of seven finalists, Courtney Davies, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, won first prize of $1000 with her research on the potential role of phages (or bacteriophages, are viruses that infect bacteria) in treating antibiotic resistant pathogens, such as tuberculosis.  She will go on to compete at the Masters Inter-University Challenge at the Victoria University of Wellington on Thurs, 24th August 2017.  We wish her all the best!

2016 Winner - Siti Anurddin

In 2016, Massey University canine mastitis researcher Siti Anurddin was not only the Massey University Masters 3MT Competition winner but took out the master’s section and $1000 for her study on what causes the potentially fatal condition at the Masters Inter-University Challenge, hosted by Massey University at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North on 21 September 2016.

2015 Winner - Hannah Young

2015 was the inaugural year of a Masterate level version of the 3MT competition.  The Massey University Masters 3MT Competition winner Hannah Young then went on to participate in, and win, the National 3 Minute Thesis Masters Inter-University Challenge, hosted by the University of Auckland on 10 September 2015.

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