The University of York Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges PhD students to educate and engage the audience with their research in just three minutes.
Research students pitch their work against the clock, often to a nail biting finish! They are competing to communicate the impact of their research to an audience and judging panel. The top three receive prizes and coaching for the national 3MT semi-final. Many of our finalists also put themselves forward for Falling Walls Labs.
3MT was developed by the University of Queensland to celebrate the best research. Find out the breadth of work being undertaken at York through clear, engaging and concise presentations.
The York Three Minute Thesis Final 2022 takes place on Wednesday 15 June 2022 as part of the York Festival of Ideas. Who will win? Who will get the People's Vote? Find out more about the finalists.
Our 2021 winner explained the science behind the smell of cells and diagnosing diseases through breath tests.3MT results 2021
Our 2020 winner's research explores low cost screening services to fight oral cancer.3MT results 2020
Our 2017 winner explained how election results are affected by days of the week.3MT results 2017