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Bring Your Own Device

Social Sciences

All students of the Bachelor's and Master's programmes of Social Sciences are expected to use their own laptop.

You will need a laptop for your classes, especially for the practical training sessions. Make sure your laptop or Apple MacBook has the following specifications:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10 (If you have an Apple MacBook make sure it can run the software mentioned below) 
  • Processor 1 GHz or more 
  • 2 GB RAM 
  • Wi-Fi 

Due to the increasing need for online collaboration, we strongly recommend that you also consider the following options: 

  • Internal webcam (or the ability to connect an external webcam) 
  • Internal microphone (or the ability to connect an external microphone) 

You will need the following software: 

  • Microsoft Office  
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 24 or higher 
  • Virus scanner 

You can purchase a laptop and the necessary software at a reduced rate at Surfspot.nl. After you have fulfilled all the UvA admission requirements and your enrollment is completed, then you can login to Surfspot.nl with your student ID number and password.