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Sociology and Social Policy: Dissertations & Theses


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About dissertations and theses

Until recently theses and dissertations (Masters and Doctoral) were only available in printed form. Now, worldwide, institutions are digitising their collections putting pdf copies into the public arena. Theses can be traced via Google, GoogleScholar or from a particular institution's theses repository, usually from the Library's webpage.

For UKZN theses go to ResearchSpace

For South African theses go to SABINET ONLINE - see the UCTD collection and Current and Completed Research

For a more comprehensive search of theses from other institutions go to Library theses databases page.

About ResearchSpace


This is the online institutional repository of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The  material on this site can only be used for study and research and therefore can be copied/downloaded etc. for personal use ONLY.  Any form of copying for distribution purposes requires copyright permission from the author/university.

For any other queries please click here to send email.

New Sociology theses @ UKZN

Databases for non UKZN theses

ResearchSpace is electronic repository of only UKZN theses and dissertation.

You may search for theses and dissertations from other institutions by clicking on the link below.

About Open Access

Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the internet to peer reviewed scholarly journal articles.

Searching Google Scholar will highlight those articles that  are freely accessible.

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