Software downloads

Where licensing allows, we aim to provide staff and students with the ability to install software on personal computers, or use it via Apps Anywhere.

Software available for your personal computer

  • Microsoft Office is available for free to staff and students and can be downloaded on up to five of your own devices - including Mac, mobile and tablet - via the Microsoft Office portal.
  • A wide range of applications is available to download via the University's software downloads portal.
  • Applications which are not available from the portal may be available via the software vendor direct. A list is provided below.

If an application you require is not available from the portal or in this list, contact the CSD Service Desk.


Adobe Reader

What: Viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents.

How: Free to download from vendor website.




What: Reference management software to manage bibliographies and references.

How: EndNote is available for free on any University-owned device including Managed Windows Service (MWS) PCs. If you require a personal copy for your own computer, you will need to purchase it - at a discounted rate as part of the EduServ CHEST agreement - from the software distributor.




What: FTP utility that enables file transfers between your PC and a remote web server.

How: Free to download from vendor website.




What: Systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

How: Can only be installed on University-owned computers. Staff must create an account with the supplier to retrieve the software media.




What: MATLAB is a computing environment and programming language.

How: MATLAB (with 51 MATLAB toolboxes) is available on the Managed Windows Service (MWS). If you are a student and require a personal copy for your own computer, you will need to create an account on the Mathworks UK web-site using your Liverpool e-mail address as your username. You will then need to follow the steps in the guidance to associate your Mathworks account with the University's MATLAB licence. 



MWS installer

What: The University's Managed Windows Service (MWS).

How: Free to download from Install University Applications.

Where: Via Install University Applications > Utilities > MWS Installer Boot Media



What: Statistical analysis software.

How: Free - contact the Service Desk for information. 



Sophos Antivirus

What: Protect your machine from becoming infected by a malicious virus.

How: Free to download for staff and students via the self-service portal.




What: Statistics software designed for biomedical, public health, and general health science uses. 

How: A discounted academic rate is available to staff and students who wish to purchase their own copy of StatsDirect from the vendor's website.