Turnitin Guidance


All versions of your thesis being put forward for final examination (either initial submission or after any amendments have been made), must be submitted electronically to the PGR Thesis Submission Area in Turnitin. 

Do not use this area for uploading drafts or your progression monitoring reports. Your School will have a designated draft submission area on a separate part of BrightSpace for this. If in doubt, please speak to your PGR admin team.


Before you submit your thesis to Turnitin

Before submitting your thesis to Turnitin, please ensure you have read the guidance below:

  • You can upload a copy of your thesis to the draft Turnitin submission area which can support you to identify where your work should be referenced or has been poorly paraphrased. The draft Turnitin area can be found on your School BrightSpace page – see your supervisor if you are unsure how to find this.
  • Your work should be uploaded in pdf format.
  • If you need to submit a compressed version to Turnitin owing to file sizes, and you provide the School with a non-compressed version to send to the examiners, you must make this clear in your submission declaration.
  • Both the submission to Turnitin and the and the submission paperwork, form part of the University's requirements for submission. If you fail to supply either of these by the deadline, your work could be classed as a non-submission and withdrawn from your course.
  • Once you have uploaded your thesis to Turnitin, no further changes to the work can be made. You should ensure that any proof-reading and supervisory review of the work is made in good time to meet your submission deadline. The submission of any paper copies to your School and the upload to Turnitin, should take place on the same day wherever possible.


If you need further support

If you require any further support with submitting your thesis, please speak to either your supervisor or your School PGR Admin Team.