Currently AU libraries, the National Library of Wales and Cadair, the Institutional Repository receive from AU academic departments:

  • All successful research theses

and also stock pre 2013 Taught Master’s:

  • theses on a Welsh subject
  • theses achieving a distinction

For print theses:

You may use the simple keyword search on the library catalogue, Primo to search for any AU thesis: e.g. Irish thesis. They may not be taken out of the library.

For electronic theses:

You can search Cadair for theses either in the general search box or by browsing the postgraduate publications community. Electronic theses can also be found within the department communities too. Cadair records do not necessarily provide full text access, for theses, this might be because a thesis has a temporary embargo on open access (embargo conditions and date of availability can be found by clicking on 'Show Full Item Record'), or a permanent embargo due to issues of copyright or sensitive information, for example.

AU theses records and full text theses are also harvested by the British Library Electronic Thesis Online Service which harvests theses from across the UK.  Full text versions are available by registering with the service at that are not available full text can be requested through Document Supply.

The printed version of this index is available on request from Store: Aslib Index to Theses accepted for higher degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland and the Council for National Academic Awards. We hold the printed volumes covering the years 1950 – 1992, 1997 to 2006.

For theses on Celtic studies, or for theses written in Welsh, see, Welsh language and Welsh dissertations, 1887-1996 : Traethodau ymchwil Cymraeg a Chymreig, 1887-1996 / Alun Eirug Davies. A reference copy is held in the Thomas Parry Library.  Two earlier versions of this work, covering 1887-1971 and 1972-1980, are also held in Hugh Owen Library at Z2081.D2.

Other theses from Welsh universities are deposited at the National Library of Wales, National Library of Wales