The Paralympian is currently out on bail after a judge overturned his culpable homicide conviction and found him guilty of murder for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria, South Africa in 2013.

During his bail hearing in Pretoria on Tuesday (08Dec15), Pistorius confirmed he plans to appeal against the murder conviction, and it also emerged that he asked to be allowed to access the Internet while living under house arrest because he is studying for a degree.

The 29 year old revealed he has enrolled with the London School of Economics to study a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in business and law.

"I have enrolled at the London School of Economics for a BSc business with law degree. I study by way of correspondence and need daily access to the internet for this purpose," he told the court in an affidavit.

Pistorius was originally sentenced to five years in prison in October, 2014 after being found guilty of culpable homicide, but was released from jail in October (15) to serve the rest of his term under house arrest.

A judge overturned his original conviction on 3 December (15) and he now faces a lengthy prison stretch. A date for his sentencing has yet to be set.

Pistorius, who insists he shot his model girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder, has been bailed until 18 April (16) and will continue living under house arrest.