Access to Theses from other Universities Access to Theses from other Universities

UK Theses

Access to theses from other UK universities is mainly through the British Library's EThOS digitisation service

If the thesis is freely available on the database there will be a link to a pdf copy.

If the thesis is not yet available and it is possible to order it on Ethos this will be indicated. You can order it yourself and pay the fee and it should be supplied to you in 4-6 weeks.  Alternatively, you can complete an Interlending request form for us to try and get a copy of the thesis on your behalf.  

If a UK thesis cannot be accessed via EThOS (some universities are not members of the scheme) and it advises you to contact the institution where the thesis was submitted  please complete an interlending request form and we will try to acquire a copy for you. Unfortunately, this may not be possible and you may need to visit the relevant University to consult it there. 

International Theses

You can find out about theses that have been completed from Proquest Dissertations and Theses.This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day.

If you find a thesis you would like to consult and they have a digitised copy available it then requires a fee to be paid for a copy to be provided by Proquest. If you are not willing to pay this yourself then please submit  an Interlending request form and we will try to obtain it for you.

Theses not available as digitised copies from Ethos or Proquest

If a thesis is not available via either Ethos or Proquest please submit an Interlending request form and we will try and source a copy from the institution where the person completed the dissertation. This is not always possible and the only way of consulting the thesis may be to visit that University Library. 

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