Electronic and printed theses

Recent Theses

Most recent (since 2014) University of Portsmouth theses are held online in the Portsmouth Research Portal.

Looking for Printed Theses?

The Library Catalogue contains records of printed theses which have been submitted. You can search for theses by clicking on the search button at the top right of this page then entering your query in the Library Catalogue box on the search page. To restrict your search to theses only, select 'Theses' instead of 'all items' from the form's drop down menu. A query can be the author or title keywords.

MPhil and doctoral dissertations are kept in Reserve stock, not out on the open shelves. You must request your selected theses at the Library Help Desk. Theses are available for 4-week loan.

See also: Past dissertations and PhD theses in the Research Support section.


A selection of student dissertations are held in our online edissertations database. All visitors can search the database and view abstracts however only members of the University are allowed to download the complete document.

Please note that the database is not comprehensive with contributions to the database chosen by the relevant School or Faculty. If an item has not been submitted, the Library will not be able to provide any information about a dissertation.

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