Theses

All research postgraduate students are required to deposit one printed copy and one electronic copy of their thesis. This site provides full details of the process. The sections below provide details on what you need to do and the various aspects of the process you need to consider. Please read through each section before following the instructions under Depositing your thesis.

If you need help with any aspect of the process please e-mail theses@gla.ac.uk.

Please note separate regulations apply to Glasgow School of Art students who are required to submit one print and one electronic copy of their thesis to the Glasgow School of Art. Please email radar@gsa.ac.uk for further information.

Important Announcement

Enlighten: Theses will operate slightly differently during this time. It is sufficient for the time being to provide your final thesis electronically to the Library, rather than providing a hard-bound copy. Create your record on Enlighten: Theses at: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/ and use the University file transfer service: https://transfer.gla.ac.uk/ to provide files to theses@glasgow.ac.uk. Completed thesis access declaration forms can be sent by file transfer too. Electronic versions of theses under embargo/copyright restriction will not be uploaded to your record but will be securely archived in the usual way. You may provide a hardbound copy of the thesis at a later date, but the award will no longer be contingent on provision of a physical copy - electronic receipt  of the final version of the thesis will be considered sufficient for award of the degree. You will receive instructions regarding this when it has been confirmed by the examiners that any corrections have been addressed.