Availability of theses and dissertations

All theses and dissertations deposited by candidates for research degrees after examination, in printed or electronic form, are available for consultation and for reproduction (subject to normal conditions of acknowledgement).

However, a candidate may request that access to the thesis or dissertation should be withheld, and that none of the material contained in it should be reproduced, for a period of up to two years from the date on which the printed copy (or copies) of the thesis or dissertation is deposited with the Examinations Office after the examination. Any such request should be made on the appropriate form and submitted to the Examinations Office along with the printed copy/copies of your thesis or dissertation which you deposit after the examination. If you make such a request, you should also indicate, when you upload your thesis or dissertation to the online repository, that you wish it not to be made available online for the same period.

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