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Accessing Theses

Should you wish to consult the original theses, there are three options available:

  • Through the library of the awarding institution
  • In the case of UU and QUB, through the British Library Theses Service
  • By contacting the author directly

Institutional Library:

Generally, all postgraduate theses are lodged with the library of the awarding institution, although some minor theses may be held internally within the relevant departments. Should the location be known, it will be specified within the individual Register entry. For specific details regarding access, please consult the institutional library pages below.


Cork School of Music: http://library.cit.ie/

Dublin Institute of Technology: http://www.dit.ie/library

Dundalk Institute of Technology:  http://ww2.dkit.ie/library

Mary Immaculate College, UL:  http://www.mic.ul.ie/library/default.htm

Mater Dei Institute of Education, DCU:  http://www.materdei.ie/library/

NUI Maynooth:  http://library.nuim.ie/

Queen’s University of Belfast: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/

Royal Irish Academy of Music: http://www.riam.ie/about-us/library

St. Patrick’s College, DCU:  http://services.spd.dcu.ie/library/

Trinity College, Dublin:  http://www.tcd.ie/Library/

University College Cork:  http://booleweb.ucc.ie/

University College Dublin:  http://www.ucd.ie/library/

University of Limerick:  http://www.ul.ie/~library/

University of Ulster:  http://library.ulster.ac.uk/

Waterford Institute of Technology:  http://library.wit.ie/


University of Birmingham:  http://www.is.bham.ac.uk/index.shtml

University of Bristol:  http://www.bristol.ac.uk/is/library/

University of Cambridge:  http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk//libraries/index.html

University of Connecticut: http://www.lib.uconn.edu/

University of Freiburg: http://www3.ub.uni-freiburg.de/


British Library Theses Service:

The British Library provides a service by which you can purchase full-text copies of theses submitted to most UK universities, including the University of Ulster and the Queens University of Belfast.

For more information see:



Contacting the Author:

If contact details have been included in a Register entry, the author has consented to being contacted regarding their thesis.


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