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SPSS is a statistical software package that includes: Amos, AnswerTree and DataEntry Builder software. SPSS is available for both Mac and Windows computer platforms.

On this page you will find information about purchasing and licensing SPSS software through Information Technology Services (ITS) including:

System requirements for SPSS software


Please see the SPSS website for system requirements:

Mac OS

Please see the SPSS website for system requirements:

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SPSS software usage and licence terms

  • Staff and students can use SPSS software on University-owned computers.
  • Staff can only use SPSS software on their home or personal computer while they are employed by the University. A second individual code is issued for work at home.
  • Students can only use SPSS software on their personal computers for University work while they are studying at the University.
  • Under no circumstances can staff and students use SPSS software commercially.
  • An annual licence for SPSS software is available through ITS. The licence period is from 1 January to 31 December.
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Prices for SPSS software

University departments and students

University departments, postgraduate, and undergraduate students can purchase SPSS software from ITS. The cost is $53.00 per computer, per year.

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How to use SPSS software

IT Training run a range of SPSS training courses:

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Ordering SPSS software through ITS

University Departments

Please use the online software order form (requires login) to order SPSS software from ITS.

Staff also need to complete and submit a Work at Home application form (.pdf, 54KB) to ITS if they wish to use SPSS software on their home computer.

Postgraduate students

Departments must order the SPSS software for their postgraduate students. Both the student and the authorising department must sign the Postgraduate SPSS licence request form (.pdf, 77KB)

Undergraduate Students

  1. Students who are studying on campus can call into ITS Reception to purchase the software or submit their Undergraduate SPSS licence request form (.pdf, 114KB)
  2. Distance students also need to complete the Undergraduate SPSS licence request form (.pdf, 114KB)
  3. Please return the completed form to ITS with your payment or pay by Internet banking.
  4. You will receive your SPSS software through the post or ITS will email you to advise where you can download the software.

Do you have a question? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions about purchasing and licensing SPSS software.