As you prepare to start the year with us, you will need to ensure you have all of the equipment needed for your chosen programme of study.  In the list below, you will find course-specific requirements and recommendations, along with links to more information about hardware specifications. Please make sure to read your programme's section carefully to ensure you're adequately prepared to start classes.  

Hardware and software requirements have been added to this list to help our students better prepare for flexible, blended learning at our new campus. This means that before you begin your studies, you will need to have a suitable device that has the functionality to run the programmes required for your course.  

For the programmes that require art packs and art supplies, our preferred supplier is Gordon Harris, where you also get a 10% student discount. 

Please note: While we have included software specifications in these lists to give you an idea of first year costs, we recommend that you wait to purchase software licenses until you start class. In most cases, access to software on the onsite MDS computers will be free. However, online and on-campus learners will most likely need to purchase licenses for use at home. Your Programme Leaders will give you more information when you begin your studies. 

These requirements are indicative and are subject to change.