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Submitting your thesis

Under Senate Regulation 5 all researchers 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.

There are two steps required when submitting your thesis:

  • Pre-submission: Submit a PDF draft of your thesis for an originality check in your College.  At least two weeks before formal submission, you should email your College Postgraduate Administration Team confirming your intention to submit. You will then receive a link to your submission point on the University's digital assessment platform, WISEflow. Following the check, the resulting originality report will be shared with you and your supervisor who will advise further on formal submission.

  • Post-award: You should complete and sign the Thesis Deposit Licence Form.  This should be returned 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 should be sent by email to the Scholarly Communication Office, Library Services: thesis@brunel.ac.uk 

For more information about theses see our Frequently Asked Questions