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Deakin theses

Doctoral and Masters theses, as well as some Honours theses, are curated and preserved in DRO. To search DRO,  use 'Advanced Search' to limit by the 'Document Type' thesis.

All Deakin theses are available in digital format.

Australian theses 

International theses

Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland

  • DART European Theses - full-text theses from more than 70 European and United Kingdom universities and research institutes
  • Index to theses - a comprehensive listing of theses in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

North America


Request access

Access to theses is determined by candidates.

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:

Copyright and permissions

Permissions should be obtained from the publisher at the time of negotiation of the publisher agreement.  DRO staff will assist in removing any copyright infringing material where necessary.

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How to write a thesis

Access tips and support options to help with writing your thesis.

How do I submit a copy of my thesis?

View Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Assessment Procedure for steps to lodge your final thesis.


Our Research Methods and Literature Review LRG provides useful research tips and contacts.

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