From the academic year 2010/2011, the University is strongly encouraging all PhD students to deposit an electronic version of their final examined thesis, as well as a printed copy. (The Library requires one printed copy – your school may require an additional copy and you should check with your Graduate School office.)
All you need to do is hand in an electronic version of your thesis on CD/DVD/USB drive at the same time as you deposit the print version of your thesis. You will also need to read and sign a thesis deposit licence which covers the print and electronic versions - you can get this from your Graduate School office.
Both the printed and electronic version will not be made available for 6 months from the date of deposit. See the Library Rules and Regulations for more information, and also below for guidance on possible future publication.
Your e-thesis will be uploaded into the University’s e-thesis repository, as well as the national EThOS database, and will be available open access, free of charge, to anyone who wants to consult it.