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Submitting your thesis

Under Senate Regulation 5 all research students enrolled on postgraduate research degrees (eg MPhil, PhD) must provide the Library with an electronic version of their post-award thesis for archival in BURA, the University's open access research repository. The only exceptions to this requirement are submissions for PhD by the Published Works route and submissions for Higher Doctorates.

Ther following steps are required when depositing your thesis in the Library for archival:


 Contact your College Postgraduate Research Office team at least two weeks before you intend to formally submit your thesis to be examined, confirming your intention to submit. You will then receive a link to a submission point with further instructions. All theses must be submitted for a pre-submission originality check on the University's digital assessment platform, WISEflow, before examination. Following the originality check, the resulting report will be shared with you and your supervisor, who will then advise further on formal submission.


You should complete and sign a Thesis Deposit Licence form and return this to the Library with a copy of your award letter and a full text PDF version of the full, corrected final thesis as a single file. 

For full details see How do I deposit my thesis in the Library? All documents and enquiries should be sent by email to: 

For more information about theses see our Frequently Asked Questions