dissertations@Leicester for students

Student with magnifying glassWhat is dissertations@Leicester?

You can use dissertations@Leicester to find examples of dissertations which students have submitted in recent years.

Are all dissertations available?

No.  Only selected dissertations are included.  Dissertations are usually selected because they have been awarded high marks.  Each academic department decides which dissertations submitted by its students are made available from dissertations@Leicester.

How are the dissertations organised?

You can browse the dissertations by department and then by degree programme.  You can also search using keywords.

Why are there no dissertations included for my department?

dissertations@Leicester is a new system.  Only a few departments are contributing to it at present.  However, this is expected to increase significantly over the coming year.

Do I need to agree to my dissertation being put in dissertations@Leicester?

Yes.  You own the copyright in your dissertation.  As part of submitting your dissertation, your department will ask you to sign an agreement pdf.gif which gives the University permission to put a copy in dissertations@Leicester and to make that copy available to other students and staff at the University.  Please note that:

  • you still own the copyright in your dissertation
  • only University students and staff can access dissertations@Leicester (they must log in using a personal, University IT account and username)
  • the copy of your dissertation can only be used for personal research and study

Do I need permission to include copies of pictures and other sources in my dissertation?

You can include short quotes from other people's work (such as from books and journal articles) in your dissertation without specific permission as part of the academic evidence which you are presenting.  You must always include details of the source.

You should seek permission from the copyright owner before copying a substantial part of their creation or if copying it in its entirety.  This can commonly be the case with pictures.  Please read our Copyright tips for your dissertation pdf.gif for further information.

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