Dissertations and theses

The University of Wales does not currently provide access to theses and dissertations submitted to the University of Wales.

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Examples of dissertations and theses 

If you are looking for examples of past dissertations and theses to help with your work, we suggest that you contact your collaborative centre and ask if they keep past dissertations and theses.

There are also a number of worldwide initiatives that provide free access to full-text theses and dissertations:

Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) : EThOS is the British Library’s etheses service. EThOS offers a 'single point of access' to UK Higher Education theses. A lot of theses are available for immediate download. Please note that you need to register to download theses.

DART-Europe e-theses portal : DART-Europe is an online portal of dissertations and theses from universities in 19 European countries.   

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) : NDLTD aims to share knowledge worldwide by making international dissertations and theses available electronically. Most content is from American or Canadian universities but content from other countries is growing.

Australian Digital Theses Program (ADT) : ADT is an open access database of Australian postgraduate research students’ theses.

Biblioteca Digital Brasileira de Teses e Dissertações (BDTD) : BDTB is a repository of theses and dissertations submitted to Brazilian universities.

Theses Canada Portal : Theses Canada is an open access initiative run by Library and Archives Canada which provides access to theses from Canadian universities.

National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System (NARCIS) : NARCIS contains etheses from all Dutch universities and open access publications from Dutch universities, scientific institutes, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

DissOnline : DissOnline provides information about German dissertations and post-doctoral theses and contains sample documents that can be downloaded. The interface is searched in German and can be searched for full text (“volltextsuche”) dissertations and theses.  

Dissertations and Theses Collections (DTC) : DTC is an online collection of postgraduate doctoral and master dissertations and theses from seven university libraries in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong University Theses Online (HKUTO) : HKUTO holds over 18,000 full-text electronic theses and dissertations submitted to the University of Hong Kong in the fields of arts, humanities, education and the social, medical and natural sciences since 1941. The collection is primarily in English, with some in English and Chinese, and others in Chinese only.

Vidyanidhi: Digital Library & E-Scholarship Portal : Vidyanidhi is a national repository for electronic doctoral theses submitted to Indian universities.

Mahatma Gandhi University Online Theses Digital Library : This portal contains over 1000 theses in Sanskrit, Malayalam, Hindi and English submitted to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

REDIAL-THESIS : REDIAL-THESIS collects theses submitted to European universities about Latin America. Most of the records are bibliographic but, where available, access to the full-text document is provided.

DiVA: Academic Archive On-line : DiVA is an online portal containing research publications and student theses from 28 Scandinavian universities and colleges of higher education.

National ETD Portal: South African Theses and Dissertations : The National ETD Portal provides access to theses and dissertations submitted to universities in South Africa.

Tesis Doctorales en Red (TDR) : TDR is a repository of electronic theses submitted to some of the leading universities in Spain. All the theses are written in Spanish.

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Finding specific dissertations and theses 

To search for a for a specific thesis or dissertation, you need the title, author name and the name of the institution that the author studied at.

Please note that dissertations and theses submitted to current and former University of Wales institutions, such as Cardiff University, Swansea University, the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, the University of Wales Newport etc., are kept at the institutions’ libraries. These theses and dissertations are not available from the University of Wales.  

If you are looking for a thesis or dissertation from a current or former University of Wales institution and you don’t know which institution the author studied at, you can search for the title in the catalogue of the National Library of Wales.   

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