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Theses and dissertations by BU students

Undergraduate and Taught Masters dissertations

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 Bournemouth House Library.
  • 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.

The following dissertation collections are not held in the library but are available online on Brightspace:

  • Faculty of Management (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 above) -  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.

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 these theses are held in the Archive & Special Collections at The Sir Michael Cobham Library. Providing they are available for 'unrestricted' viewing, you can search for them via the Library Catalogue. All theses are for reference use only and cannot be taken out of the library.

The Archive & Special Collections are located in the mobile shelving, operated under a closed access arrangement. To apply for access, please ask at the Library Help Zone.