MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C , and Fortran. Further description of MATLAB products is available from MathWorks

How can I access Matlab software for my computer?

Click here to check availability in the PC Suites. MATLAB offer a student edition – available for purchase online  Please see below


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Matlab Licence for Staff  / Postgrade Researchers 
There is no central Matlab license for researchers in place for the University. However, ISS co-ordinate an Academic Group Research License that is currently used by a small number of individual researchers. Note that any department with more than 5 licenses can create and administer their own Matlab group license. 

If you would like to purchase a Matlab license as part of the Academic Group Research License, here are the necessary steps: 

1. Request a quote directly from The MathWorks for the Matlab licenses (including toolboxes) that you require for addition to the group license. Please contact the Service Desk for details of the account contact name and details required for the quote. 

2. Your department will then pay for these licenses directly to the MathWorks. 

3. Note that each Matlab license is tied to a single computer Ethernet address and requires Internet activation. When you receive details from The MathWorks of the license purchase, please forward them to the Service Desk to request that your license is allocated to the appropriate researcher.  

4.  At the next (and subsequent) annual renewal of the Academic Group license in March, ISS will internally invoice your department for the ongoing maintenance cost of those licenses.

Can I install on my Home Computer

No. Licences must be purchased from MathWorks

Where can I get technical support

Technical support is available from Mathworks