Dissertation archive

Student dissertations held by the library.

Undergraduate dissertations

The PPLS library holds undergraduate Psychology dissertations from 1947 to 2006 and these are available on request from the librarian.  If you are unable to come into the library, the librarian can make a search on your behalf.  Since 2006 dissertations are available as full-text documents online in the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA).  EASE login required to see full-text.

Dissertations are not publicly available until one academic year after their original submission.

Edinburgh Research Archive

Postgraduate theses and  dissertations

Doctoral and MPhil  theses are held in the Centre for Research Collections in the University Library. Most can be found by searching the University Library catalogue DiscoverEd. Most are now also available online.

How to find theses from Edinburgh from any year

PPLS Masters dissertations were submitted electronically from 2006 onwards and are held online in the Edinburgh Reseseach Archive (ERA).  Psychology Masters dissertations from 1998 to 2004 are held in the PPLS library. They are available on request from the librarian.

Dissertations are not available publicly until one academic year after their original submission.

 Edinburgh Research Archive

Finding theses on your subject worldwide

The library also has various databases useful for accessing  dissertations and theses worldwide.

Theses databases