• Congratulations to our researchers

    Massey's focus on research excellence is driving the new New Zealand, bringing positive change to the nation and the world

    Learn More

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

Massey Contact CentreMon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701)TXT 5222contact@massey.ac.nzWeb chatMyMasseyStaffAlumniNewsMāori @ Massey