Restricted access and/or confidential examination

Before you submit your thesis for examination, you need to advise the Graduate Research School if you think your thesis requires restricted access and/or confidential examination.

The Thesis Submission Form also includes a section that asks you to declare confidentiality and restricted access issues.

Please note that Intellectual Property issues associated with your research may require you to apply for restricted access or confidential examination. Read more about Intellectual Property here.


Copyright, in the University environment, normally refers to written works, artistic works and also includes software. Copyright also applies to other things like sound recordings, broadcasts and film and video works.

For more information about copyright and your thesis, see the UWA Library Guide Copyright and Higher Degree Theses.