Past dissertations and PhD theses
Writing your dissertation or thesis can seem like a mammoth challenge. To demystify the process, it can be helpful to see how previous students achieved it.
These websites allow you to view past dissertations and theses. In most cases, they allow you to download the full-text version.
- Undergraduate dissertations, Postgraduate Taught dissertations and MPhils written by Portsmouth students.
- PhD level theses, including Prof Docs, written by Portsmouth students - ONLINE electronic copies - since 2014.
- PhD level theses, including Prof Docs and MPhils, written by Portsmouth students - PAPER PRINTED copies - 2013 and earlier.
PhD theses from beyond Portsmouth -
- British Library Ethos - Full-text access to PhD theses written by students from any UK university.
- European PhD theses - DART-Europe E-theses Portal
- Australian PhD theses - National Library of Australia’s Trove database. Please see this help guide for information about using Trove.
- Canadian PhD theses - Library and Archives Canada database.
- USA - There is no free service for sharing PhD theses in America. However, they are searchable through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global subscription database.