University of Derby Libraries hold a selection of Undergraduate and Masters dissertations and independent studies projects, as provided to us by Academic Faculties and Colleges. The projects provided have usually received the highest grades in their year group. Due to space requirements, the library policy is to keep projects for up to 5 years and then offer them back to academic staff or dispose of them. Dissertations, theses and projects are only available as reference-only and cannot be taken out of the Library.
To search for dissertations, independent studies projects and theses, matching keywords and subjects, you should conduct a Library Catalogue search in the following way:
1.Go to the Library Catalogue.
2. In the search box, type in the keywords/subjects you are looking for and click 'Search':
3. The results page will now show. On the left-hand side of the screen you will see a set of search filters under the heading 'Refine This Search'. Click on 'theses_and_dissertations' under the 'Collection' sub-heading to filter your search:
4. The results page will now update to show only holdings of dissertations, independent studies projects and theses in our Libraries.
5. Click on the title of a project to open up the catalogue record and find out which Library site it is located at.
To find out which dissertations, independent studies projects and theses our libraries have in stock, conduct an advanced search within the Library Catalogue.
Your search should look like this:
One of the routes to PhD offered by the University of Derby is a 'PhD by Published Works'.
This route is designed for those who wish to gain doctoral recognition for their research achievements contained in a body of (largely) already published or creative works accompanied by a critical appraisal.
Critical appraisals held at Kedleston Road Library and UDORA for PhD by Published Works:
|College / Faculty||Title||Year||Link to catalogue / UDORA|
|Arts, Humanities and Education||Place matters: young people’s transitions to the labour market.||2018||
Download from UDORA at: http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622613
|Arts, Humanities and Education||Unheard Stories - Navigating Next Level||2017||Download from UDORA at: http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621518|
|Arts, Humanities and Education||Place matters: young people’s transitions to the labour market.||2017||Download from UDORA at: http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622613|
|Arts, Design and Technology||Towards human-oriented design, architecture and urbanism: shifts in education and practice.||2015||Download from UDORA at: http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582094|
|Arts, Humanities and Education||Utopias, Magic Realism and Rebellious Spirits: Films of Christine Parker 1990 to 2000||2015||Download from UDORA at: http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582854|
|Arts, Design and Technology||The Post-medium condition: video as painting||2013||Reference at Kedleston Road Library: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/derby-ac/items/1014763|
|Education, Health and Sciences||Practical steps towards inclusion inclusion informed predominantly by university students who identify with Aspeerger syndrome||2012||Reference at Kedleston Road Library: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/derby-ac/items/977434|
|Arts, Design and Technology||Invisible boundaries: a photographic archive||2007||Reference at Kedleston Road Library: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/derby-ac/items/877626|
|Education, Health and Sciences||Non-Realism and the philosophy of religion||2005||Reference at Kedleston Road Library: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/derby-ac/items/823501|
|Arts, Design and Technology||From the familiar to the unfamiliar: public bodies, private lives and the transformation of personal history||2005||Reference at Kedleston Road Library: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/derby-ac/items/759126|
|Education, Health and Sciences||The moral bases of professional and organisational obligation in health care, explored in the contest of the values and politics of the National Health Service||2005||Reference at Kedleston Road Library: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/derby-ac/items/782848|
|Education, Health and Sciences||An intimate loneliness: the impact of bereavement on marital and family relationships||2004||Reference at Kedleston Road Library: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/derby-ac/items/756900|
|Education, Health and Sciences||The ultrasound estimation of fetal weight||2003||Reference at Kedleston Road Library: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/derby-ac/items/748218|
|Arts, Design and Technology||Identity formation and conflict||2002||Reference at Kedleston Road Library: https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/derby-ac/items/693043|