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

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 for further information.

Important Announcement

Enlighten: Theses is undergoing essential maintenance. During this time students cannot log in or create an account to deposit. Please follow the alternative process after your viva and corrections are completed:

  • Use the University file transfer service; to send us your thesis access declaration form (if you have it, and if it's signed off by you and your supervisor) and the final electronic version (post viva and corrections).
  • If an embargo is in place we will take that information from the access declaration form. Send to: Enlighten: Theses and use the address.
  • We will then notify the Graduate School office that we have everything we need for you, they will attend to your letter of award.
  • The team here will create a record for you. 

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.