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A 50,000 word thesis would take 7 hours to present; how about in just 3 minutes with the aid of a single slide?


The 3 Minute Thesis competition challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience.

This course helps you prepare for the competition and ensure that you have the best chance possible to represent Oxford nationally.


  • Develop essential communication skills
  • Raise awareness of your research
  • Enhance your CV

competition details

  • Training Date: 2-4pm Friday 26th April 2024
  • Oxford Final: 10am-12pm Friday 24th May, 2024
  • Deadline to apply for final: 3rd May 2024

More information on the Three Minute Thesis competition.


Active DPhil and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone are eligible. Neither students who have passed their Viva-Voce exams, nor Post-doctoral graduates are eligible.


26th April 2024  | 14.00 - 16.00


Registrations are now open for the 3MT training session.


When registering for this course, please check our Terms and Conditions.