Depositing your definitive 'Library Copy' of the dissertation

Depositing a definitive copy of your dissertation for the library

Within 28 days of your degree being awarded you should:

  1. Complete and submit an electronic copy of the definitive version of your dissertation (or published work and commentary), including all corrections required by the examiners
  2. Complete a Depositor Declaration

Guidance on how to submit an electronic version, including on how to make the submission and complete the declaration, is available here.  If you have any queries on the process, please contact

In the short term, the Library will be using a mediated online deposit tool to allow successful candidates awarded their research degree by the Research Degrees Examination Board (RDEB) on 25 September 2018 or on 6 November 2018 to upload their definitive version of their thesis. Successful candidates will receive an email with details of how to upload their thesis following confirmation of their award by RDEB. Please contact if you have any queries. 

You do not need to submit a harbound version of your dissertation. 

You must provide the final copy of the dissertation and the depositor declaration or your dissertation will not be listed in the University's Library Catalogue, or be made publicly available, and your degree certificate will be withheld.

Defer public access to your dissertation

Information on how deferral requests are made and approved is available on the deferred access to dissertations page.

Regulations and code of practice

The Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes provides a framework of procedures and practices to support research degree candidates and their supervisors.

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