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King's College London Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021

Could you explain your doctoral research to a lay audience in just three minutes?


The rules are simple: explain your research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes. No props, sound, moving images, poems, raps, songs or mimes are allowed; only a single static PowerPoint slide is permissible.

Heats were held in March 2021 and two winners from each heat were selected to go forward to the King’s 3MT Grand Final on Wednesday 31 March. 

Previous King's winners have gone on to represent the College at the national Vitae 3MT competition (see the National Finalists 2020 here), so make sure to sign up next year (2022) for a chance to be featured on the Centre for Doctoral Studies Blog and gain national exposure for your work!

Five Reasons to enter the King’s 3MT Competition 2021 (CDS Blog Post)

Results for the King's 3MT Grand Final 2021:

Visit the Centre for Doctoral Studies blog post, 'King’s 3MT Grand Final 2021' to learn more about the 2021 3MT finalists and their advice for future participants. You can also view the finalists presentations below.

Previous King's Winners

Watch the 20172018 and 2020 (on this page) King’s finalists, and don’t forget to read our Centre for Doctoral Studies blog post, 'Sogol Salamipour to represent King’s at Vitae 3MT National Competition Final', which has lots of useful tips and advice from the 2020 King’s finalists!

To view the Vitae 3MT National Competition Finalists 2020, click here.

Eligibility, Guidance and Terms & Conditions

• The King’s College London Three Minute These Competition is open to all currently registered doctoral research students at King’s
• If you have participated previously, you are welcome to take part again this year.
• Please ensure that you choose the correct heat for your Faculty. We may move your heat date if you have selected the wrong Faculty date. If you are unable to take part on a particular date, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing hs-dtc@kcl.ac.uk.
• The judges’ decision is final, both for the Faculty heats and for the King’s Grand Final.
• 3MT prize money (£500 or £250) is to be used for research, conference, or public engagement activity expenses only.
• The Centre for Doctoral Studies can offer support to the King’s Grand Finalist, in preparation for the national Vitae 3MT final, should this be requested.
• For guidance regarding the use of images on your slide, see Copyright and Using Images.
• Don’t forget to check out the official 3MT Competitor Guide.

Last year's King's 3MT 2020 Finalists

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