Software and hardware

It is a necessary prerequisite for all online students on this programme to have access to the following items:

Hardware Requirements

  • PC computer running Microsoft Windows XP or Vista or Windows 7 
  • Headset (or built-in microphone and speakers)
  • Internet video camera


  • LyX mathematical editor with MikTeX package
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Skype
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or later
  • Internet connection
  • Broadband/ASDL standard or higher speed
  • Firewall and/or other settings to allow Skype video calls