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Masters Dissertations

Submission details for students

The Library is grateful to receive copies of Masters (taught postgraduate) dissertations (MA, MSc, MBA, MRes, etc) in electronic format. Submission to the Library is optional.

Please submit your dissertation to your Academic Department/School as instructed and then make a separate submission to the Library.

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Copyright and permissions in electronic dissertations

It is good academic practice that you carefully consider the copyright of material from other sources in your dissertation. This is called third party copyright. You should seek permission where possible to use material from other sources - if this is not possible, you should discuss this with your supervisor before submitting your electronic copy.

The Society of Authors has very good information for students and authors who require permission to use copyrighted materials. They provide suggestions on how to go about seeking permission, and they provide guidance on the use of quotations as 'fair dealing' under the Copyright Act. A good place to start when searching for copyright holders is the Watch File.   

When you submit your dissertation, we will ask that you give permission for the University to store and distribute your work, and also to confirm that you are the author of the whole work and have referenced other material appropriately.