Dissertation archive

Student dissertations held by the library.

Undergraduate dissertations

PPLS Library holds undergraduate Psychology dissertations submitted from 1947 to 2019. These are available on request from the librarian.  If you are unable to visit the library, the librarian can make a search on your behalf.  Since 2006 dissertations were submitted online to the Edinburgh Research Archive.  EASE login is required to see full-text.

Undergraduate 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 at the University Library.

Centre for Research Collections

Most can be found by searching DiscoverEd and are now usually available online.


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.

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

 Edinburgh Research Archive

Find theses on your subject

The library also subscribes to useful resources for accessing  dissertations and theses worldwide.

Information about finding theses