Swansea University

13. Availability of thesis

This section should be read in conjunction with the University’s Guide to the Submission and Presentation of a Thesis for Research Students and the University’s Guide to the Examination of Research Students.


A thesis submitted for a higher degree of the University shall normally be openly available and subject to no security classification or restriction of access.


Notwithstanding paragraph 13.1, the University may be permitted, on a special recommendation approved by the Head of College or nominee, to place a bar access to a candidate’s work for a period of up to five years. An application for a bar on access should be made to the Head of College or nominee prior to the examination of the thesis.