Scientific, Mathematical and Engineering software for numerical computation, visualization and application development, with an interactive environment for iterative exploration, design and problem-solving. Mathematical functions include linear algebra, statistics, Fourier analysis, filtering optimization, numerical integration, and solving ordinary differential equations.


  • Staff on University and personal devices
  • Students on University and personal devices
  • On and off campus


  • MATLAB for Windows
  • MATLAB for Macintosh
  • MATLAB for Linux
  • MATLAB Online

Getting Software

Staff and students can download the latest versions of MATLAB and toolboxes free from the manufacturer, using instructions available via our Software Download Service.

MATLAB and toolboxes are also available for free use on the Managed Desktop Service, and on the iceberg HPC Cluster.

A new version is released twice a year, but the Managed Desktop cannot be updated rapidly. For compatibility, older versions can be downloaded from the manufacturer's site.  Versions released from 2016 onwards are 64-bit only.

MATLAB Online (a web browser version) may also be accessed by staff and students.  It requires no installation.

Further MATLAB information

Online training

MATLAB 'Onramp' basic training is offered to all new users.  In addition, the full range of MATLAB Academy online training is available to any member of the University.

After setting up a personal account with Mathworks (via our Software Download Service link above), the full set of Academy material can be accessed.