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Postgraduate Researchers: Submitting your Thesis

1. Preparing your thesis for deposit in the library

After passing your viva, you will receive a 'next steps' email from the Doctoral College. This will include the Deposit of and Access to a Thesis form

Your Faculty Library Team will be in touch to ask for a copy of the form and your thesis. They will discuss any issues with third party copyright with you.

If you are submitting an integrated thesis check our additional guidance.

2. Depositing your thesis

You will need to send your thesis to the faculty library team via butransfer. You will also need to send a signed Word version of your Deposit of and Access to a Thesis Form to your Faculty Library Team

If your thesis is going to be restricted as it contains sensitive or confidential information, your Deposit of and Access to a Thesis Form will need to have been signed by the Dean of your faculty. If you wish to take this step you should first discuss with your supervisor.

If you are submitting an integrated thesis check our additional guidance.

This example of a completed Deposit of and Access to a Thesis form will help you with your form, especially if you are submitting an integrated thesis.

 

3. After depositing your thesis

Your thesis will be added to BURO, BU’s research repository, and will be accessible via EThOS (the British Library’s e-thesis online service). As well as your thesis, you are encouraged to deposit each of your research outputs into BURO as it is a publisher friendly repository, and compliant with copyright legislation and licence agreements.

You research data is made avaialable on BORDaR, and you should deposit your data from your research at the same time as your thesis.

Theses are made available Open Access. Having your research outputs in an Open Access repository enhances your profile as an early career researcher and helps maximise the impact of your work.

Depositing your integrated thesis

1. Preparing your integrated thesis for deposit in the library

If you are submitting an integrated thesis you should arrange to see a member of your library team as soon as you have completed your viva, if you have not already done so. You should follow the process outlined above, with the additional steps:

In preparing your integrated thesis for deposit you need to fill out section B of the Deposit of and Access to a Thesis Form with all the details requested for any publication style material which is being included in your thesis. 

It is important that you indicate any works which have not yet been accepted for publication,

We need to have full citations for any published works including any other authors who have collaborated with you. 

2. Depositing your integrated thesis

Your thesis will be checked for use of third party copyright.

Your references may be formatted in a variety of styles according to the publication guidelines of the individual works included in your thesis. You do not need to repeat references at the end of your thesis that appear within those self-contained works (articles) or chapters. 

3. After depositing your integrated thesis.

To help your research have maximum impact we make your thesis available open access on our repository, BURO

If any of the publication style material in your thesis should not be made available in this way you will need to complete section C of the form, and have permission from the Dean of the Faculty.

Your Faculty Library Team will be happy to help and advice you with this,