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University Of Kent Thesis Format In Essays


UK and international theses

This page provides information about identifying and accessing theses completed in the UK and worldwide. For theses completed at Kent, visit the University of Kent theses and dissertations tab.

  • EThOS: many UK theses are now available to download or order free of charge on the British Library EThOS site (registration required).
    If the thesis you need is not available on EThOS or shows a £40 charge, please make a document delivery request. Your school or department may fund access to the thesis - see the 'Charges' section on the document delivery page for more information
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present, offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, with selected full text for works written prior to 1997
    • Includes: Index to Theses, which has details of all theses completed in the UK and Ireland since 1716
  • a searchable database of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents. A new resource with little scope so far
  • List of ETD (electronic theses and dissertations) search tools on the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) website

Dissemination of theses

  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD): an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to traditional paper-based theses and dissertations. The NDLTD assists students and universities in using electronic publishing and digital libraries to more effectively share knowledge.


University of Kent theses and dissertations

The Templeman Library's Thesis Collection holds:

  • all theses submitted for higher degrees (September 2014 onwards: in digital format, but access may be restricted)
  • dissertations for higher degrees (1994 onwards: only those of distinction standard)
  • some extended essays or dissertations submitted as part of first degrees
  • local history dissertations, mainly diploma level

Requesting a thesis

Kent students and staff

All theses are included in LibrarySearch. To access a hard copy thesis, click Place Reservation and we will email you when it's ready to pick up.

We'll hold the item for you for 3 days; if you don't collect it during this time it will be returned to the Store.

You can:

  • borrow the thesis until the end of the day
  • use it only in the Library
  • use it again another day if no one else has requested it - ask at the IT & Library Support Desk

If you're not at Kent

Please refer staff at your home library to our information for libraries requesting items from the Templeman Library.

Find all theses in your subject

Browse the list below and then click on a classmark link to see all theses on the subject in LibrarySearch.













Subjects beginning with A

AccountingUA 2
Actuarial ScienceUA 3
Alcohol CounsellingUA 4
American StudiesUA 45
AnthropologyUA 47
Applied Computing UA 5
Applied Language StudiesUA 55
Applied LinguisticsUA 6
Applied MathematicsUA 7
Applied PsychologyUA 72
Applied Social SciencesUA 73
Applied TheologyUA 75
ArchaeologyUA 8
ArchitectureUA 81
Art Criticism & TheoryUA 9
Arts (Creative)UA 9

Subjects beginning with B

Bibliography UB 4
Biochemistry UB 5
Biodiversity ManagementUB 55
Biology UB 6
Biomedical ImagingUB 66
BiotechnologyUB 7
Biotechnology & ComputationUB 72
Broadband & Mobile Communications NetworksUB 75
Business AdministrationUB 8
Business in the EnvironmentUB 85
Business StudiesUB 9

Subjects beginning with C

Cartoons and Caricature UC 2
Chemical PhysicsUC 4
ChemistryUC 5
Chemistry & EducationUC 6
Chemistry with Environmental ScienceUC 65
Classical Archaeologysee Archaeology UA 8
ClassicsUC 7
Clinical PsychologyUC 71
Cognitive NeuroscienceUC 72
Cognitive PsychologyUC 72
Communication Systems Engineering UC 73
Communications & Image StudiesUC 75
Community DevelopmentUC 78
Comparative FederalismUC 79
Comparative Literary StudiesUC 8
Computer ScienceUC 9
Computing & Social StatisticsUC 92
Conservation Biology UC 93
Conservation of Soil Fertility UC 95
Contemporary DanceUD 2
Continuing Education UC 97
Creative WritingUC 975
CriminologyUC 98
Cultural StudiesUC 99

Subjects beginning with D-E

Dance, ContemporaryUD 2
Dickens & Victorian CultureUD 3
Digital ArtsUD 4
Drama UD 6
E-CommerceUE 1
Ecology UE 2
Econometrics & Social StatisticsUE 3
Economic & Social History UE 4
EconomicsUE 5
Economics & EconometricsUE 55
EducationUE 6
Electronic EngineeringUE 7
Elizabethan & Jacobean StudiesUE 75
English UE 8
Environmental AnthropologyUE 81
Environmental Law & ConservationUE 82
Environmental Law & PolicyUE 83
Environmental ScienceUE 84
Environmental Social ScienceUE 845
EthnobiologyUE 85
EthnobotanyUE 85
Enzyme ChemistryUE 86
European & Comparative Literary StudiesUE 87
European Business Administration UE 88
European Business StudiesUE 88
European Economic IntegrationUE 89
European IntegrationUE 892
European StudiesUE 9

Subjects beginning with F-G

Film & Art TheoryUF 25
Film Studies UF 4
Fine ArtUF 45
Forensic PsychologyUF 5
FrenchUF 7
Fungal Technology UF 8
GeneticsUG 2
GeographyUG 3
GermanUG 5
Group Processes & Intergroup RelationsUG 8

Subjects beginning with H

Health Promotion/EducationUH 15
Health PsychologyUH 1
Health StudiesUH 2
Hispanic Studies UH 26
History UH 3
History of ArchitectureUH 35
History of ArtUH 4
History and Theory of MusicUH 45
History of ScienceUH 5
Human RightsUH 8

Subjects beginning with I

Image StudiesUI 2
Imaging ScienceUI 25
Industrial DesignUI 28
Industrial RelationsUI 3
Information TechnologyUI 35
Interdisciplinary Studies UI 4
International Conflict AnalysisUI 42
International Finance and Economic DevelopmentUI 45
International Political EconomyUI 5
International RelationsUI 6
Islamic Studies UI 8
Italian UI 9

Subjects beginning with L-M

Language StudiesUL 2
LawUL 3
Learning DisabilityUL 4
Local GovernmentUL 6
Local HistoryUL 7
Management UM 2
Management of Community CareUM 3
Management ScienceUM 35
MarketingUM 37
MathematicsUM 4
Media and Cultural StudiesUM 5
Medicine and Health Sciences UM 55
Medieval and Early Modern Studies UM 6
Mental HealthUM 65
Migration, Mental Health & Social CareUM 67
Modern Literature UM 7
Modern PoetryUM 72
MusicUM 75
Mysticism & Religious Experience, Study ofUM 8

Subjects beginning with N-P

Nursing StudiesUN 8
Operational ResearchUO 5
Paramedical StudiesUP 1
Performance Space & IT ModellingUP 15
Personal Social ServicesUP 2
Philosophy UP 3
PhotographyUP 34
Physics UP 4
Physics with Education UP 5
Political SociologyUP 55
Political Thought UP 6
PoliticsUP 7
Post-Colonial StudiesUP 72
Propaganda, Persuasion and HistoryUP 75
Psychoanalytic Studies in the HumanitiesUP 8
PsychologyUP 85
Psychotherapy StudiesUP 87
Public Policy StudiesUP 9

Subjects beginning with Q-S

Quantitative Social ScienceUQ 4
Radio, Film and Television StudiesUR 2
RadiographyUR 3
Research Methods in PsychologyUR 5
Security and Terrorism US 2
Social AdministrationUS 3
Social AnthropologyUS 4
Social PolicyUS 45
Social Psychology US 5
Social and Applied PsychologyUS 51
Social Research US 55
Social Welfare and Planning US 58
Social WorkUS 6
Socialist Studies US 65
Socio-Legal StudiesUS 67
SociologyUS 7
Southeast Asian StudiesUS 8
Sport ScienceUS 85
Statistics US 9

Subjects beginning with T-W

Technology based work skillsUT 2
TheologyUT 4
Tourism and ConservationUT 5
Tourism StudiesUT 6
Urban StudiesUU 6
Visual AnthropologyUV 3
Vocational Techniques for Career Linguists UV 5
Women's Studies UW 6

Other types of theses and assignments

Extended Essays UX 1
Nonington College Reports UX 2
Heritage & Museum Placement ReportsUX 3
Theses from other universities
(only a small number are held in the Library)
UY 2