Many UK libraries no longer permit interlibrary loans of higher degree theses, but we can check with the institution on your behalf. You should also check to see if the item you require is an open access full text e-thesis, available from the owning University’s repository. Many recent theses are becoming available via this route.
Some Swansea University electronic theses are available online in our institutional repository, Cronfa. Alternatively, you can check EThOS, the British Library e-theses online service. You can download many British PhD theses directly from this service once you have registered your email address. Any theses that have already been digitised, or are available on the owning University's repository are available to download free of charge.
If an open access e-thesis is not available, you can choose to purchase a scanned copy from EThOS. You will be required to create a personal account and pay by credit card for first time digitisation of a thesis. Should you wish for your department to pay, please contact Document Supply Services with a payment code from an authorised signatory. Purchased theses are charged at full cost, e.g. an American thesis delivered via Proquest UMI is £30; first time digitisation via EThOS is £58.32. Previously digitised EThOS theses are free to the end user.
If the catalogue record is unavailable make a speculative request for digitisation. This will prompt the BL to add the catalogue record to EThOS so that you can make a first-time digitisation request. Please note that some institutions do not participate with EThOS in the digitisation project.