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Keeping up to date in your topic area: Theses

Aberystwyth Research Portal

Do you want to view research with the most up-to-date findings?


You may wish to search and take a look at the Aberystwyth Research Portal, print theses and electronic theses online. You can filter by subject area and date range (for example, 2020-2021).

The Aberystwyth Research Portal makes the very best of Aberystwyth University's staff and postgraduate research openly available online, free of charge.

Content in the portal includes published outputs, postgraduate theses, project details, as well as records for other esteem activities. The portal also includes Personal Profiles of all current staff and research students. This allows browsers of the Portal to view on one page all related research content linked to that person.

All of the content types available in the Aberystwyth Research Portal can be searched individually by clicking on the option on the left-hand menu. Each content type has its own Advanced Search options, allowing you to refine any results. Most content type results can also be sorted with different options available on the right-hand side of the screen.

Open access items

A number of research outputs, theses and dataset records have copies of the item attached to the records. This is indicated with a paperclip symbol to the right of the record entry in the results list. Where a copy of a research output is free to view it will be marked as ‘Open Access’. Within the individual record entry for the item, the available copy will be shown at the bottom of the page.

Embargoed Items

It is possible that some of the research output, theses and dataset records contain embargoed content, as indicated with a crossed through paperclip symbol on the right-hand side of the record entry in the results list. It is possible to ‘request a copy’ of the file via a mail-to link within the individual record entry for the item, at the bottom of the page.

Equipment access requests

A number of items of equipment listed within the portal are available for loan and this is indicated within the individual item record. It is possible to ‘request access’ to a piece of equipment via a mail-to link within the individual record entry for the item.

Print theses

Print theses

Aberystwyth has a theses collection which can be useful to find out more about current research and findings in your topic area.

The collection is located on Level F of the Hugh Owen Library.  These are accessible by placing a request through Primo the Library Catalogue. 

You may use the simple keyword search on Primo to search for any Aberystwyth University thesis: e.g. bovine disease thesis and filter the year to the current year.  They are available for reference use only (use in the Library only - cannot be borrowed).

Other Electronic Theses

Online availability of theses via the British Library.

Search over 500,000 doctoral theses using EThOS, the online theses service via the British Library. Download instantly for your research, or order a scanned copy quickly and easily.