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Theses - Research Guide

Murdoch Theses

Find a Thesis on a Topic

Use the Library catalogue keyword search. Include the words Murdoch University theses and a topic keyword.

For example: If you search for Murdoch University theses sustainability, you will find a range of theses on this topic.

Finding PhD, MPhil and Professional Doctorate Theses

To find a list of all PhD, MPhil and Professional doctorate theses:

  • Search the Catalogue by Title
  • Enter Murdoch University theses [Name of award] For example: Murdoch University theses PhD

Second copies of theses submitted prior to 2002 are held in the general collection. These are available for loan.

NOTICE: As part of our response to COVID-19, we are not able to offer the In Store Requesting service.

From 2003 most theses are also available electronically. Digital copies are available via the Murdoch Research Repository:

Finding Honours Theses

To find a list of all Honours theses:

  • Search the Catalogue by Title 
  • Enter Murdoch University theses [Program of Study] For example: Murdoch University theses Biological Sciences honours 

Accessing a Thesis

Most graduate research thesis published prior to 2017 have two entries in the library catalogue, simply click on Murdoch Research Repository to access the online copy:

If there is only one print version of a thesis, please request a thesis from Special Collections by clicking on the In Store Request link in the Catalogue record or by submitting an In Store - Special Collection Item Request form.

NOTICE: As part of our response to COVID-19, we are not able to offer the In Store Requesting service.

Please note: print theses from the Special Collections can only be used in the Library.