Once the examination process is completed you are responsible for uploading the thesis to the University's digital repository, in the format prescribed by the Library. The Office of Graduate Research will then confirm that you have completed the requirements for your degree.
Candidates must refer to the Digital Thesis Submission Guidelines on the Library's website for guidance on the acceptable formats for digital submission.
Printed copy (optional): Where approval by the College has been provided, an optional printed copy may be submitted and housed in the College.
Unless otherwise approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee) in accordance with the provisions of Clause 13 below, theses accepted for the award of a degree* and uploaded to the University's digital repository shall be available for open access.
For the advantages of open access refer to the Library Thesis Collection information.
When uploading your final thesis to the library, you can request to restrict access to your thesis completely for a period of up to 3 years subject to approval by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee). Such requests will be considered by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee) only on one or more of the following grounds:
that the thesis contains confidential and/or sensitive material;
that it was a condition imposed by the owner of private records and material used by the author;
that the author was in an employment or other contract relationship with a third party that made the restriction a condition of the contract; or
that the thesis contains creative, critical, academic or equivalent material with a likelihood of publication, performance or equivalents.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee) may approve your application to restrict access to your thesis for a period of up to an additional 18 months beyond the original 3-year embargo from the acceptance of the award of the degree.
In exceptional circumstances, longer periods of restriction or a total embargo may be approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee).
* Theses are accepted for the award of a degree on the date that the Office of Graduate Research approves the award of the degree.