Theses collection

The University Library receives copies of theses submitted for higher research degrees of the University of Strathclyde and which have been fully awarded.

The Library retains the right to decide what is accepted in to the collection and curated for the future. You can access electronic copies, when available, via SUPrimo. We keep print copies under controlled access, not on the open shelves, but these are available on request during normal working hours.

One copy of each thesis is restricted to reference use in the Library, but any second copy may be borrowed for a six week period.


Taught Postgraduate Theses and Honours Dissertations

Please note that theses and dissertations undertaken as part of a taught postgraduate or undergraduate degree programme are not held in the Library and you need to contact the department/s concerned directly, to arrange consultation. The only exception to this is a selection of MBA, MBM, MIM or BITS projects which are available from the Short Loan Collection on Level 3.


Viewing and requesting a thesis

Find details of the thesis by searching on SUPrimo. Click on the title or Electronic resource link to view the full thesis. Access to some theses is restricted for a limited time and you will need to login with your DS username and password. To obtain print theses, members of the Library can use the 'Reserve my book' tab, select the copy you want and click on the Store Lending button.

Non-members may submit a request to consult a thesis by email


Thesis submission

Visit our In Depth section for information on the format and submission of your own thesis.


Other UK Theses

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses - A&I
    Comprehensive listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees, including those from universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716.
  • EThOS
    Digitised UK PhD theses online.