Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

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Please read important information below and then click on the ETD Collection link

The General Rules of the University requires every post-graduate student to submit two final, corrected copies of the dissertation or research report or thesis in a printed format as well as a final, corrected copy in electronic format.

The availability of Wits theses and dissertations electronically will undoubtedly lead to increased visibility of the institution internationally.

The advantages and attraction of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) include the following:

By creating ETDs students can use more innovative approaches, as well as print on paper, including audio, video, hypertext, multimedia and hypermedia.

Access to graduate research information is enhanced by making it available to researchers on the Internet (ETDs are accessed ten to a hundred times more than the paper copy).

Collaboration between research programmes can be promoted at separate universities by making research work visible and accessible via a network archive.

The costs of submitting and handling theses and dissertations will be reduced.

The theses and dissertations will be available 24 hours a day and are never checked out of the library.

For any help with ETD questions you might have, please contact Library Education & Training

ETD Submission Form


Copyright Ownership Is Guided By The University's

Intellectual Property policy

Students submitting a Thesis or Dissertation must be aware of current copyright issues. Both for the protection of your original work as well as the protection of another's copyrighted work, you should follow all current copyright law.