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Information Studies: Theses


Currently AU libraries, the National Library of Wales and the Aberystwyth Research Portal, receive from AU academic departments:

  • All successful research theses

and also stock pre 2013 Taught Master’s:

  • theses on a Welsh subject

  • theses achieving a distinction

Further information

Print theses

Aberystwyth has a theses collection which can be useful when you come to write your own.  They are all on Primo, if you want to search for theses on a particular topic use the keyword disthes along with any other relevant keywords.


Electronic theses

Requesting a thesis

  • Theses held in Aberystwyth University libraries are not available for loan - only for consultation in the library.
  • PHD theses may be available electronically via EThOS
  • Some other theses may be available via the Aberystwyth Research Portal
  • Where the thesis is not available online, AU Distance Learning Students, who are not able to visit the Library, can either:
    • Request the whole thesis via inter library loan through your local library - for reference use only
    • Request a chapter be scanned and emailed*

*Please complete the form in Primo and we will scan and email you a copy of the contents page of the thesis so you can select the chapter you would like sent to you. 

Full Time Students: More details on requesting Theses here.