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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

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

Electronic theses

Search the university repository Aberystwyth Research Portal and the British Library Electronic Thesis Online Service

More information

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 Aber 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 their local library - for reference use only
    • Request a chapter be scanned and emailed to them. Please complete the form below 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. You can make this request using our Distance Learner request form for theses.