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Theses: Monash theses

This guide is designed to assist with locating theses either from Monash or from other institutions around the world.

Monash University theses

The Library maintains the Monash University Thesis Collection, a collection of Doctoral and Masters by Research theses. All theses can be found in the Library Search.

Quick tips for searching for theses in Search:

  • use Advanced Search and limit to "Material type" = theses
  • search by Author and/or Title
  • or search by Keywords
  • include the words thesis and Monash in your search
  • limit your search to Library collections

Looking for an Honours thesis?

Honours theses are not generally held in the library. To access Honours theses enquire at the relevant University faculty.


Browse by faculty

Most theses are available in the Bridges research repository for easier access and long-term preservation. 

Theses in the Research Repository can also be browsed by their faculty group:

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Faculty of Arts Faculty of Business and Economics Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Information Technology Faculty of Law Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty of Science Monash University Accident Research Centre  

Theses are published in the Research Repository under a range of different access categories.


Access categories

Open access: Full text of an open access thesis can be directly viewed and downloaded online.

Restricted access: Full text of a restricted thesis is not available for general viewing. The Library may still supply the full text of the thesis, in whole or in part, to persons for research through institutional document delivery, as permitted under Section 51 (2) of the Australia Copyright Act 1968. 

Embargo: Theses may be under a 1 to 3 year embargo. The thesis cannot be accessed by anyone during the embargo period.


Are you a Monash University research student wanting to know what access category you should add to your thesis? See Writing/Submission for more information.