Depositing your thesis -
advice for research postgraduates
If you have successfully completed a research degree at Kent, you have to submit an electronic copy of your final research degree thesis (PhD, MPhil or MA-R) to the Kent Academic Repository (KAR) prior to the award of your degree.
The electronic submission is done using a Moodle module - see a guide on how to do this (pdf). Your Academic School will set this up for you.
You have three options regarding the electronic sharing of your work:
- making a full-text copy of your thesis available for others to read (open access)
- restricting access temporarily
- restricting access permanently
You no longer have to submit a printed copy to the Library, but you can still do this in addition to the electronic version. The print version would be accessible to Kent students and staff, walk-in users and anyone requesting it via inter-library loan.
To choose which option is most appropriate for you, you need to consider: