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Finding University of Leicester & UK Theses

Finding University of Leicester Theses

Browse the theses in your Department

If you want to look at previous theses within your Department or subject then choose the 'Research Archive' search on the library homepage and search on 'your department theses' e.g.


This will open the Leicester Research Archive - scroll down and you will see the Theses Collection for the Department:


You can then browse the theses:


If you would like to read or download a particular thesis - click on the link and scroll down to the PDF option:


You will then be able to read or download the thesis unless it has an embargo in place, in which case the record will state there is an embargo:



Search by keyword or author

Go to the Leicester Research Archive homepage: https://lra.le.ac.uk/

Use the search box in the top right hand corner:


Finding UK Theses

Try searching:
EThOS - Electronic Theses Online System which is available via the British Library and searches over 400,000 theses. Search by keyword or author:


Some of the theses will be available as PDFs to download - look for the PDF symbol:


If the PDF is not available and you would like to read the thesis then put in a Document Supply Request - if the request is successful it will cost you 5 of your Document Supply Quota.


If you would like to search for older theses or international theses then see our page on Theses and Masters' Dissertations








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