3 Minute Thesis

Swansea University Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

What is the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition?

This is a unique opportunity to experience  the creative and dynamic interpretations from our postgraduate researchers as they share their research with the university community. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) developed by The University of Queensland, has rapidly developed and spread throughout the UK, with 42 UK Institutions holding a 3MT competition last year.  

The exercise challenges research students to captivate a non-specialist audience with their research and its significance in just three minutes. Competitors are allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.

Who can participate?

  • Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission)
  • Graduates are not eligible.




There are rounds at Faculty/College level which will be judged by a Swansea University staff panel.

The winners of each Faculty will fight for being the Swansea University winner, who will go to UK 3MT national final.