King’s College London 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Could you explain your thesis in three minutes?


King’s College London 3 Minute Thesis is a competition open to any King’s student studying for a PhD or other doctorate in one of the seven participating schools:

  • Dental Institute
  • Florence Nightingale School of Nursery & Midwifery
  • School of Arts & Humanities
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences & Public Policy

The rules are simple: explain your research (or an aspect of it) to a non-specialist audience in three minutes. No props, sound or moving images allowed; no poems, raps, songs or mimes; only a single static PowerPoint slide is permissible. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges.

Each participating school will hold its own heat with two winning contestants going forwards to the King’s College London 3 Minute Thesis Grand Final. The winner of the Grand Final will be invited to represent the College at the 2014 UK 3 Minute Thesis National Finals. The School heats will take place between late-April to May with the King’s Grand Final on the 22 May.

For more details or to express your interest email:

An introductory webinar for anyone interested in competing will be held on March 12 at 2PM. Visit:

Full details of the competition can be found here.