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Software for Students

UIS Software Distribution UIS: Software Distribution

The majority of software for student use is available in the [MCS - Managed Cluster Service] computer rooms. However, students may also be eligible for certain software products at a reduced cost, from the University's Software Distribution service or via on-line education resellers: please see the links below. Note: this is only a sample list and do please see individual websites for eligibility, terms and conditions. (Prices and products may vary: correct as of 19-05-2017).


  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 15 /Windows - Staff/Student Personal Single Machine Licence: £183.65 + VAT
  • IBM SPSS 24 (Windows/Mac) – Research only Licence (annual): £10 + VAT
  • IBM SPSS 24 (MacOS X or Windows) – Undergraduate only licence (annual): FREE
  • MATLAB 2017A Windows/Linux/Mac OSX – Stand Alone Licence (Student only): FREE
  • Nuance PDF + Scan Suite (Windows) – Staff./Student Personal Single machine Licence: £74 + VAT
  • Nvivo 11 license for Mac & Windows - (Research only): £30 + VAT

UIS Software Distribution

Office 365 ProPlus for Personal Devices

Install Office 365 ProPlus on your personal devices under the University's Microsoft EES Agreement - you're allowed up to 5 laptop/desktops, 5 tablets and 5 smartphones (15 installations in total). This agreement applies to University students, and qualifying staff from participating institutions.

Further information: UIS help pages


Alternative Software Options

Adobe Creative Cloud: Students & teachers

timberlake: Stata Students page