Dissertations and theses

  • Oxford Brookes undergraduate, MA and MSc dissertations

    Check the Dissertations Location List (Word or pdf) to see if these are available in the Library, in your Department or online (stored on RADAR).

    • If they are kept in the Library please visit the appropriate Library and ask at the Help Zone/Enquiry Desk
    • Library staff will help you to identify exactly which dissertations you wish to read by searching the Library catalogue with you (search terms can be author, title, topic keywords, thesis, MA, MSc).   Printed lists, by year, are also available for some subjects at the Help Zone/Enquiry Desks
    • Dissertations will be fetched for you immediately and then issued for 4 hours, but please note that they are issued for use only within the Library – they cannot be taken out of the Library 

    Oxford Brookes MPhil and PhD theses

    All MPhil/PhD theses are kept in the University libraries; the majority of these are held at Headington, but those for subjects based at Wheatley (e.g. Computing) or Harcourt Hill (e.g. Education) are held at those libraries.  

    • Please visit the appropriate Library and ask at the Help Zone/Enquiry Desk
    • Theses can be identified through searching the Library catalogue (search terms can be author, title, topic keywords, thesis, MPhil or PhD)   
    • Theses will be fetched for you immediately and then issued for 4 hours, but please note that they are issued for use only within the Library – they cannot be taken out of the Library
    • The Library catalogue includes links to the online version (stored on RADAR) when available
    • Brookes MPhils/PhD theses are also listed on the British Library EThOS service, together with information about whether available for download

    MPhil and PhD theses from other universities

    The search tools listed below may help to find details of theses from other institutions.  If not available online they can be then be requested through Brookes interlibrary loans service and obtained for you if at all possible.