Submitting your Thesis

All research postgraduate students are required to deposit one printed copy and one electronic copy of their thesis.

Students who enrolled before October 2011 are not required to archive their thesis, but are invited to do so. Members of staff who wish to deposit a thesis submitted to another university are also welcome to deposit a copy here.

The following sections provide full details on what you need to do and the various aspects of the process. Please read through each section before following the instructions on depositing your thesis. If you need help with any aspect of the process please contact us.

Copyright: Details of what you need to do if you are including third party copyright material in your thesis or if you wish to include in your thesis work you yourself have published, eg journal articles.

Embargoes: Information on the options for restricting access to your thesis for a limited period of time.

Format: Details of how to convert your thesis to PDF and other information relating to format, including production of the print version of your thesis.

Deposit: How to deposit your thesis in the institutional repository (Lancaster EPrints) via Pure (current students only).

Information for supervisors: Advice for supervisors on issues students may raise.

FAQs: Frequently asked questions - A summary of commonly asked questions relating to electronic theses. 

Lancaster EPrints

The Lancaster EPrints service contains the electronic full text of many doctoral theses awarded at Lancaster University.

For a full listing of Lancaster theses and dissertations (including those without the full text), please use the Library's OneSearch service, Books and more tab, and limit your search to Theses/Dissertations.

Lancaster University Thesis Regulations

You can find the full official Lancaster University regulations on theses in the latest edition of the Manual of Academic Regulations and Procedures (MARP). You should use the version of MARP in force at the time when you registered.