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Matlab is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks.

What's Matlab?

Matlab is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks.

Matlab allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages , including CC++C#JavaFortran and Python.

Student Installation Guide for Personal Devices 


1.       Log in to your MathWorks Account at  (this should be associated with your university email address).   If you do not have an account, create one using your university email address via the instructions on the page.

2.       Click on your profile name in the upper right hand corner and select Associate License.

3.       Enter the Activation Key below


4.       Click “Download your products now” or go to

5.       Click the download button for version 2019a.

6.       Choose the Operating System Platform your device is running and download the installer.

7.       Run the installer.

8.       Select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.

9.       When prompted to do so, select the Academic – Total Headcount license labelled Individual.

10.   Select the products you want to download and install.

11.   After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.

12.   When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue through the prompted process until activation is complete.


13.   If you experience issues with any of the above steps please contact the IT Helpline on +44 (0)161 247 4646


Learn how to use Matlab


To access training:



LinkedIn Learning offers video courses helping you get to grips with Matlab, such as:

As a Manchester Met student, you enjoy complimentary access to LinkedIn Learning

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Matlab – Student Installation Guide for Personal Devices


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