Thesis submission

At the end of the University examination process all successfully awarded research postgraduate students are required to submit the following to Student Business:

  • one hardbound version of their thesis
  • one completed Thesis Submission form
  • a PDF version of their thesis and any supplementary data that was required for assessment. Files should be uploaded to the Research Degree Examination Sharepoint site.

Detailed guidance on the format and submission of theses, including page layout, is detailed in the University Regulations.


Thesis forms

PDF versions of the following thesis forms are available from the Downloads for Students page:

  • Thesis Submission Form
  • Instructions for Format and Submission of Thesis


Thesis binders

Find the contact details of companies that will bind your thesis.


Digital thesis submission

Essential checks

It is essential to discuss with your primary supervisor the implications of your thesis being published online.

If your thesis contains confidential or sensitive data it may not be appropriate to make the full text freely available online. Similarly, if there is the intention to publish all or part of your thesis, you may want to restrict access to the electronic version.

Online availability

We will catalogue both the print and digital copies of your thesis after your degree is successfully awarded. We will make the digital copy available online.

  • Available immediately
    If you have chosen to make your thesis available in digital format immediately, you can find it by searching the Library catalogue with SUPrimo.
  • Embargo period
    If you have been granted an embargo, the full-text of your thesis will not appear publicly until after this period has elapsed. However, we will make publicly available the bibliographic details of your thesis (author, title, degree and department).
  • Copyright restrictions
    If online access to your thesis has been restricted for copyright reasons it will not appear in the repository at all unless you have also provided an edited version.

Visit our digital thesis submission page for more information about this process.


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