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Dissertations, Independent Studies projects and Theses: Hardcopies held in UoD Libraries

Hardcopy theses available to browse

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.

Searching the catalogue for dissertations and theses

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.

How to find a complete list of all projects held at one Library site

To find out which dissertations, independent studies projects and theses our libraries have in stock, conduct an advanced search within the Library Catalogue.

  1. When in the Library Catalogue, click on 'Build Search'.
  2. Select the 'Collection' field from the drop down menu and then select 'theses_and_dissertations'.
  3. Click the + symbol to add another field.
  4. Select the 'Location' field from the drop down menu and then select the relevant Library site.
  5. To search across all Library sites do not add in a location.
  6. To search multiple Library sites (but not all sites), click the + symbol and add another location as described above.
  7. Click 'Search'.

Your search should look like this:

PhDs by Published Works

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