Are you a Cambridge alumni and wish to make your Ph. Click here for further information on how to proceed. D students at the University of Cambridge can find further information about the requirements to deposit theses on the Office of Scholarly Communication theses webpages. It achieves this by harvesting e-theses from Institutional Repositories and by digitising print theses as they are ordered by researchers using the system.Over 250,000 theses are already available in this way.
Further information on the University Library's theses, dissertations and prize essays collections can be consulted at this link.
Researchers can order a copy of an unpublished thesis which was deposited in print form either through the Library’s Digital Content Unit via the image request form, or, if the thesis has been digitised, it may be available in the Apollo repository.
In this case, there may be a charge to cover the scan process and you will need to wait several weeks for the thesis to be copied.
This icon indicates that the thesis is under an embargo or access is restricted in another way.
The University's institutional repository, Apollo, holds full-text digital versions of over 5,000 Cambridge Ph D theses and is a rapidly growing collection deposited by Cambridge Ph. graduates (The University expects to hit 6,000 theses in the repository by the end of 2018.) More information on how to access theses by University of Cambridge students can be found on the access to Cambridge theses webpage.
The requirement for impending Ph D graduates to deposit a digital version in order to graduate means the repository will be increasing at a rate of approximately 1,000 per year from this source.
Once a thesis has been digitised it is available for free download thereafter.
When you order a thesis it will either be immediately available for download or writing to hard copy or it will need to be digitised.
Please note that University of London theses were held at Senate House Library until 2010, but were then transferred back to the home institution so there are no print copies of Goldsmiths theses held at Senate House Library.
Digital copies of many Goldsmiths Ph D (doctoral) theses are available from two sources: Theses completed on or after 1 June 2010 are collected in Goldsmiths Research Online (GRO) and also made available from in the British Library's ETh OS service, when this is possible.