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Theses and dissertations by BU students

Undergraduate and Taught Masters dissertations

The following dissertation collections are available online on Brightspace:

  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (Postgraduate Social Work; Undergraduate Sociology.  Other programmes to be added soon) - For access via Brightspace, go to the Faculty area and follow the link to Dissertation Archive
  • Bournemouth University Business School (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) - For access via Brightspace, go to the Faculty area and follow the link to the Dissertation and Research Archive
  • Faculty of Media and Communication (all programmes apart from Undergraduate Law, see below) -  For access via Brightspace go to the Faculty area and follow the link to the Dissertation Archive
  • Faculty of Science and Technology (Computing, Creative Technology, Design, Psychology) -  For access via Brightspace go to the Faculty area and follow the link to the Dissertation Archive.

We have the following in print format in the library. They are for reference use only and cannot be taken out of the library.

  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (Postgraduate) -  A small sample is held at Weston Library. Work is ongoing to make these available in Brightspace.
  • Faculty of Media and Communication (Undergraduate Law) -  A small sample is held in The Sir Michael Cobham Library, filed at the end of the journals sequence in the mobile shelving on the ground floor
  • Faculty of Science and Technology (Archaeology, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Ecology and Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Science, Forensic Sciences, Geography) - A small sample is held in The Sir Michael Cobham Library, filed at the end of the journals sequence in the mobile shelving on the ground floor.

PhD theses and Research Masters dissertations

Research degree theses (e.g. PhD, MPhil, MRes) completed by BU researchers are available full text and open access in BURO (Bournemouth University Research Online), Bournemouth University’s institutional repository.

Print copies of theses are held at an off-site location.  Search via the Library Catalogue, using the search box or the ‘Theses’ link at the bottom of the webpage. Providing a thesis is not currently embargoed (the catalogue record will make this clear), request to view by emailing archivesandspecialcollections@bournemouth.ac.uk. Please allow up to 10 working days for material to arrive on campus and we will email you when it's available to view in the library. Theses are reference use only and cannot be taken out of the library.