Postgraduate online learning
Extraordinary Edinburgh

Technical requirements

You will need access to a computer, the internet and a fully up to date web browser. IT support is available to any student in the event of technical difficulties.

Check your computer set-up

You can use the following links to test that your computer is set up correctly.

Test your internet speed connection (

How to check computer RAM (WikiHow website)

How to check your storage space (WikiHow website)

You will need to check that your website browser is supported by the University.

Supported web browsers

Programme specific requirements

It is important to check whether there are any programme-specific requirements for technical set-up. Check the details for each programme on their respective websites, which you can access through the online learning degree finder.

Degree finder

Software packages

The University subscribes to Office 365 to allow all staff and students to benefit from the extensive range of features included at no additional cost, including Microsoft Office.

You’ll also have access to a range of software you can download to help you complete your coursework.

Main software deals at the University

IT support for online learners

IT support is available to online learners just as it is to those studying on-campus. Any issues you encounter while studying will be resolved quickly and efficiently.

IT support for online learners