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Theses and dissertations

Resources for finding and writing theses and dissertations


This guide contains resources selected by librarians to assist students and researchers in locating information on dissertations and theses.

Use the navigation on the left to find information about:

  • theses and dissertations completed at CityU
  • theses and dissertations completed at Hong Kong universities
  • theses and dissertations completed at overseas universities
  • how to find the full text of a thesis or dissertation
  • how to find dissertations and theses in the CityU LibraryFind
  • guides on writing a thesis

Information for CityU students

What is the difference between a thesis and a dissertation?

  • At CityU, a thesis is undertaken while studying for a research postgraduate degree, i.e. MPhil., Ph.D. & professional doctorate, while a dissertation is undertaken for a taught postgraduate degree.
  • In the US, the word "thesis" is used for a master's course, while "dissertation" is generally applied to a doctorate. In the UK, the reverse is true.