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Computer requirements

You will need regular use of a computer (or mobile device) with an internet connection to access our website and the Student Portal. This is where you access your study resources.

Computer requirements

Your computer (or device) should have at least the following minimum specifications:

  • Web browser (we recommend the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer) with cookies and JavaScript enabled.
  • Bandwidth to download documents of at least 2MB.

It should also have the following applications installed:

  • Word processor (for Microsoft Word documents).
  • A PDF reader (e.g. Adobe).

Additional requirements

Some courses may have additional requirements, such as:

  • Video and audio recording options (e.g. microphone, Webcam).
  • Microsoft Excel.
  • STATA, statistical, or other specialist software.

Where this is the case, you will find information on our course pages.

You may also wish to use a printer and/or storage device(s) for your documents.

Please note: full mobile access is not available for all courses.