How do I access a theses or sample dissertation?



Information about all theses received by the library can be found on iFind, the library catalogue.

In the iFind search box, enter your topic keyword search and the words: swansea thesis. You can then use the Refine bar to limit to a range of years or particular Colleges. If you are particularly interested in recent theses you can change the Sort by menu at the top of the results list to Date descending to bring the most recent to the top.

The physical theses collection is restricted to the Library building for reference purposes only.

  • If you wish to consult a thesis, give the author, title and year of the thesis to staff at the MyUni Library Desk. Staff will collect the item for you from the closed store. The thesis will be issued to your library card as a restricted item. Return the item to the MyUni Library Desk (or self-return machine) when you have finished with it and it will be discharged from your library card.
  • Respecting copyright: you may copy no more than one complete chapter or 10% of the total, whichever is greater.
Barred theses
  • A few theses are barred from public access for up to five years - this is usually because the work has commercial potential and the student has obtained permission from the University not to make it public straight away. If this happens there will be a note on the record giving the date when the information will be released. No one will be allowed to read the thesis before that date.
Special theses
  • DSc. and D.Litt theses for all subjects are kept in the Singleton Park Library. Please ask for them at the Library Desk.


  • Last Updated May 15, 2024
  • Views 3
  • Answered By Daniel King

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 0 0