You’ll need to be able to access widely used software to complete the computer science MSc programmes. We’ll provide you with access to what you need through our Virtual Desktop or other online services. If you prefer, you can download and install your own versions where possible. There will be no additional cost for access to software or tools required for successful completion of this course.
You’ll need to be able to establish a VPN connection for the Cyber Security programmes. This (and access to the virtual desktop service) may be restricted by local legislation and practices in the location in which you are studying.
There are no specific technical requirements to complete this course though it is recommended that you have access to a PC or Mac that is five years old or newer running a supported version of Windows or Linux. You should also have access to a stable internet connection (min speed 1 MB/S), particularly if you are unable to download and install software.
In general there are no issues supporting overseas students, other than the usual legal issues around exporting encryption software to certain countries, and potential issues around “hacking tools” in certain countries.