Statistical Software

SPSS is now available to download onto your computer

spssIBM SPSS Statistics is a comprehensive, easy-to-use set of data and predictive analytics tools used by members of staff and students here at Cardiff University.

SPSS has always been available as an application on the open-access PC workstations located around campus but you can now download a licensed copy of this popular application for use on your own computer. Visit the website below and login with your University credentials to download a copy of SPSS. Versions suitable for Mac and PC are available.


You should note that SPSS downloads are licensed until 1st August each year with license warning expiry messages displayed from the start of July.

By downloading a licensed copy from the Cardiff Authorised Downloads site you will receive a new authorisation code during July so you can continue to use SPSS for your work or whilst you study here at Cardiff University.

  • You can download the application from QSR’s website:
  • During installation, you will be asked to input a product key – this can be found in the application’s support page on the Cardiff Intranet: (the terms of use can also be found on this page)
  • NVivo is available for Windows and MAC, although the MAC version of the software offers fewer features compared to the Windows version. The product key is the same for both versions
  • The software’s product key will expire annually, so will need to be updated each year. Users who activate the software using a product key associated with Cardiff University’s software license will receive the updated product key via email whenever the old key expires
  • There is no longer a charge associated with this software

We are unable to provide NVivo to non-Cardiff University students or members of staff – this means that NHS staff are ineligible for access to the software under our site licence.

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