Technical requirements for online learning

Whether you're studying or researching entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online sessions, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to carry out your work successfully.

We've put together this guide to the technical requirements appropriate for the majority of our courses and research programmes, to make your learning journey as smooth and trouble-free as possible. Please see the detailed hardware requirements section for the minimum and recommended hardware specifications that should enable the majority of our learners to study effectively online.

If you do not currently have access to a computer we are working to select a single IT supplier to ensure everyone has an opportunity to secure one at a reasonable market price. We'll post more details as soon as we can.

A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications, which are listed below.

Summary minimum requirements

Technical support

Detailed hardware requirements

Additional technical specifications

Detailed internet connection requirements

Your web browser

Canvas – your Learning Management System (LMS)

Accessibility