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Masters Thesis update: Digital only and Open Access

The University of Auckland Masters Thesis Regulations have undergone a few exciting updates recently and two major changes are important for all Masters students.
These changes relate to the submission of your Masters thesis to Te Tumu Herenga | University of Auckland Library:
  1. Masters students are only required to submit a digital version of their final, corrected thesis to ResearchSpace: The University of Auckland Research Repository. Hard copy theses are no longer required.
    Find out more about ResearchSpace
  2. Research Masters theses (theses or research portfolios of at least 90 points) uploaded to ResearchSpace: The University of Auckland Research Repository will automatically be made Open Access, unless specifically embargoed by the author*.
    Find out more about Open Access and how to apply for an embargo

Example thesis available in digital format

This example Masters thesis, selected by the Research Services staff, shows the new digital format.

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Contact us

Te Tumu Herenga staff are working to ensure all Masters thesis guideline pages are accurate and up-to-date. To report any inaccuracies and for further support, please reach out to us via the Ask Us form.
Te Rōpū Manaaki Rangahau | Research Services team
*Note: Open Access applies to all theses deposited to ResearchSpace since the Regulation changes in 2022. All masters theses deposited online to ResearchSpace prior to this Regulation change remain available only to University of Auckland users via authentication.


  • Mark Iles commented on 13/05/2022

    Kia ora
    I completed a Masters thesis in 1983 which was of course before digitisation. Does the University provide a digitisation service for such things.
    Thank you
    Nga mihi
    Mark Iles

    • Libraries and Learning Services commented on 16/05/2022

      Kia ora Mark,
      Thanks for your query about our digitisation of theses. Currently, there are no plans to digitise the older print masters theses in our collection. However, we do digitise these occasionally, when there is only a single print copy available, and it is requested via the library interloan service. In this situation, it will become available via University of Auckland sign in, as the original copyright statement wouldn’t have included permission for Open Access.
      Ngā mihi nui,
      The Collection Development and Access Team

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