Find Deakin theses

All our Doctoral and Masters theses, and some Honours theses, are curated and preserved in DRO.

You can search for theses through:

For more search options visit Search and review literature.

All Deakin theses are available in digital format (soft copy). When a thesis is submitted to DRO a digital copy is created, and a CD is also placed in the Library's physical collection.


Access to theses is determined by candidates. They may:

  1. allow immediate access to the entire thesis
  2. allow access to the citation, abstract and metadata only - the Library will make individual digital copies available for loan and limited copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968
  3. restrict online access to the thesis for a defined period of time (monitored by DRO staff). Approval from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) or nominee is required for this option.

You can request access to a thesis that is embargoed or not available, provided you require it for research or study purposes.

You will need to:

How do I submit a copy of my thesis?

The Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Assessment Procedure outlines the steps to lodge your final thesis.

Copyright and permissions

Permissions should be obtained from the publisher at the time of negotiation of the publisher agreement, and before publication.

Journal articles or portions of an article may need to be removed if permission has not been obtained and a link to the published article may be included in the digital copy. DRO staff will assist in removing any copyright infringing material where necessary.

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