Theses and dissertations
A sample of dissertations submitted for taught Masters degree courses are kept for five years and made available online to members of the University of Bath only. Not all departments require students to submit their dissertation to the Library: check with your department if copies are available elsewhere.
Undergraduate dissertations are not held in the Library.
The Library holds copies of all theses submitted to the University of Bath for the award of PhD, MPhil, etc.
Theses submitted since 2008 are available online in Opus, the University of Bath Research repository. Some digitized older theses are available from EThOS, the British Library's Electronic Theses Online Service.
Print copies of all theses are available for reading in the Library only. Theses submitted in the last ten years are available immediately from the Issue Desk in the Library. Requests for theses submitted more than ten years ago are satisfied by an overnight service: please order from the Issue Desk.
You can view lists of print copies of theses in the catalogue:
Theses from other universities
Many of the theses found on these sites can be downloaded immediately. The Inter-library Loans service can obtain copies or loans of theses which are not available online.
- EThOS: the UK’s national thesis service
- ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
- NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
- PQDT Open: provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.
- Theses Canada
- Trove: theses & other content from the National Library of Australia