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Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

The latest version of Microsoft Office is available to download for current students, free of charge. You can run Office on up to 5 desktop Mac or Windows workstations. You can also run Office Mobile on up to 5 mobile devices (on supported operating systems).

Important note: after you leave and your Portal access is withdrawn, the Office suite will enter a state of reduced 'read only' functionality. You can choose to continue read-only, to purchase a personal licence to regain full functionality or to remove the software entirely.

Further information and download instructions

SPSS statistical software

Students can download SPSS which is a powerful statistical analysis program used for doing advanced statistical analysis of data for research and other projects.

You should note this software is already installed on University workstations..

To download SPSS or renew your licence, go to  the knowledge base in Unidesk self service portal link below

SPSS and Amos Download and install codes - Self-Service Portal (


NVivo is software for Microsoft Windows that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It lets you collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, survey, audio - and social media data, YouTube videos and web pages.

Whatever your materials, whatever your field, whatever your approach, NVivo provides a workspace to help you at every stage of your project

Current install codes are available from Unidesk self service portal at link below

Nvivo install codes - Self-Service Portal (

NVivo help & Support


MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment. A proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, Fortran and Python.

Apple Educational Discount

If you are a student, teacher, lecturer, administrator or other staff member in education you qualify for special discounted pricing on Apple computers, software and select third party products. Quantity limits apply. To get started saving find out more at the *Apple Store for Education

*Note: You can only use Apple's University (HE) stores when connected via your campus network. If you are off campus you can still order by calling 0800 072 1154.


Information is available from Software4Students on purchasing Adobe products, Kaspersky Anti-Virus & other security software. Microsoft Operating Systems and other software.


ICT Customer Services has negotiated a laptop purchase scheme on behalf of the University. It is arranged under the University Colleges and Information Systems Association (UCISA) National Laptop Agreement. Visit th Student Store to find out more information.

Dell Advantage Programme

Ulster University has signed up to the Dell Advantage Programme.This means Staff and Students can avail of exclusive discounts on consumer products, and special promotions on selected product lines, all year round. To sign up and for more information, please follow the links below:

Microsoft Azure for students

As a University student you can download professional Microsoft developer, designer, and gaming software through Microsoft Azure for students at no charge. Please contact your faculty technical staff to arrange access.

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Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise

The latest version of Microsoft Office is available to download for current staff and students, free of charge.