Massey University Three Minute Thesis

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present.   
Your time limit.....3 minutes.

What is it? 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a fast paced and exciting speech competition that challenges post graduate candidates to summarise the significance of their thesis work/research project in three minutes for a panel of judges and a diverse audience.  You are allowed one single Powerpoint slide as a visual aid. Refer to the Rules section for full details.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) Australia.  For more information on the origins of the competition, please visit Three Minute Thesis.

Why participate in 3MT?

  • Helps you develop a response to the question...What is your research about?
  • Opportunity to develop and practice public speaking
  • Looks excellent on your CV
  • Prize money! 
  • Allows you to think creatively about your thesis

How to register?

You can register by selecting one of the following:

Listen to Kate Blackwood share her experience - 3MT Finalist 2015



2017 Massey University Three Minute Thesis


On the 15th August Massey University will be holding the final of the Massey University 3MT Master's & PhD competition at the Speirs Centre in Palmerston North.

The event is open to the public, and the Master of Ceremony for the evening is well known comedian and opinionist Te Radar.

Visit 2017 Massey University 3MT Final webpage to register as seating is limited.


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