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Finding theses

Find a thesis from the University of Sydney or other universities

University of Sydney theses

Finding a University of Sydney thesis
  • Library search provides access to the University’s print and online collections including digital and hard bound theses. To limit your search to only University of Sydney theses, select the Advanced search option and select USYD Theses from the Material Type dropdown options.

    Print copies of most University of Sydney PhD and Master’s by research theses awarded up to 2014 can be viewed in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Level 1, Fisher Library.

    All digital theses and digital versions of some hardbound theses awarded prior to 2014 are available via University’s institutional repository. The Repository has two collections of digital theses:

Purchasing a University of Sydney thesis
  • For theses that aren’t digitised or available on open access, we accept requests from all libraries and private researchers within Australia and internationally for copies of whole theses.

    All requests for copies of material held at the University of Sydney Library must comply with the Copyright Act of 1968.

    To order, complete and sign the appropriate form:


    • If the thesis is already digitised, you will find it using the information under ‘Searching for theses’
    • If it isn’t in the Postgraduate Theses Repository, digitisation will be required and the cost will be as per the below table.
    • Thesis requiring digitisation
      Overseas supply
      AUD $150
      Via CloudStor 3 – 4 weeks
    • Already digitised thesis
      Overseas supply
      AUD $16.65
      Via CloudStor 1 – 2 weeks

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