EThOS is the authoritative source for GCU doctoral theses. EThOS is an open access resource but you must create an account in order to download a full text thesis.
Theses which are available for immediate download display a PDF icon or an open access icon (or both):
- A PDF icon indicates that the thesis has been digitised already and is available to download from EThOS.
- An open access icon indicates that the thesis can be downloaded from the awarding institution's repository.
Where a thesis is not available for immediate download you must request digitisation. Usually this takes around a month. Many awarding institutions will cover the cost of digitisation; where this is the case you should follow the process outlined in the Using EThOS section of this page. However where the awarding institution does not meet the cost of digitisation a charge will be shown. If you are a GCU researcher or a member of staff, please do not proceed with the order. Instead, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the thesis you want and we will consider meeting the cost for you.
If you urgently require access to a GCU thesis which has yet to be digitised via EThOS then contact Archives and Special Collections. Appointments are available from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.45pm. We aim to respond within 48 hours (excluding weekends). Print theses are for reference use only and are retained indefinitely.