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Submitting your thesis

Under Senate Regulation 5 all students enrolled on 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 to the University’s CheckIt service. As of January 2018, the service is managed within academic Colleges. At least two weeks before formal submission, you will need email the Taught Programmes Office administration team for your College 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: Students are required to complete and sign the Thesis Deposit Licence Form. This should be returned to the Library with your award letter and a CD containing a full text version of the thesis.