Swansea University

2. Bar on Access

Restricting access to a commercially or otherwise sensitive piece of work

The bar on access protects a student’s intellectual property - or that of the company they work with.

Work deemed to be commercially valuable or sensitive in other ways, for example, in the use of material that is restricted by agreements or other contracts, can be protected by placing a bar on access which will mean that it will not be available to the general reader for up to five years.  (The period can be extended in special circumstances.)

Full details on the bar on access request process are included in the specific Postgraduate Taught Master's regulations.

Where a bar on access is granted a different statement is used on the Statements and Declarations page.