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Click on the tabs below for information about SPSS.

About SPSS

About the software

SPSS is used for statistical analysis. The add-on module, SPSS Amos, enables structural equation modelling.

SPSS and Amos are installed on all IT Services classroom PCs and is available for all other University and personally owned staff and student PCs; please see the Obtaining the software tab.

Obtaining the software


SPSS (and Amos) is installed on all IT Services classroom PCs.

It appears on the Start Menu.

Managed office PCs

To install SPSS (and Amos) on office PCs managed by IT Services, follow these steps:

  1. From the Start Menu search for and open Software Center
  2. Locate the software under the Available Software tab
  3. Click on the Install button in the lower right

Unmanaged PCs and home use

All staff and students are able to install SPSS on unmanaged University owned PCs and personally owned devices.

Installation guides

Instructions are available to guide you through installing SPSS:

Installation files

SPSS is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux:

Amos is only available for Windows:

Licence code

A licence code is required to activate SPSS (and Amos):

Documentation, training & support




  • If you require technical help or support with SPSS, please contact the IT Support.
  • The Maths Skills Centre offers 30-minute one-to-one statistics appointments either online or in-person if you have questions about or would like guidance on how to use SPSS.
  • JISC SPSS mailing list