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“CILEx Law School staff are efficient, friendly and sympathetic.”

CILEx Law School Student Survey


Computer Specification

Each CILEx Law School Student has access to a personalised on-line study facility within our Student Area, where course documents are uploaded and interactive teaching materials are available. Access is also given through the Student Area to course resources and third party services hosted on external sites. To enrol on any CILEx Law School course it is essential that you have access to a computer (PC or MAC) capable of supporting the following software and hardware. A personal email address and broadband internet access are essential. A minimum broadband download speed of 1Mbps is recommended.

Software Function Specification Downloads available from

Web browser

Provides access to the internet
so that you can access the
Student Area and online
The browser needs to support/
enable “cookies” and

PC - choose from: Internet
Explorer (IE) 9 or above;
Google Chrome or
Mozilla Firefox.

MAC - choose from:
Apple Safari 6 or above;
Mozilla Firefox; Google

Free upgrades available from software publishers’ websites

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Allows you to read course materials uploaded to the Student Area as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Download the version that your web browser will support from the website address opposite.

Microsoft Word


Allows you to read and create Microsoft Word Document (DOC and DOCX) files.

PC - Microsoft Word Word 2007, 2010, 2013 or later editions (licensed software) / OpenOffice (open source software which also requires Java).

Mac - Microsoft Offce for Mac 2011 licensed software) / OpenOffice (open software which also requires Java).

Adobe Flash

Delivers multimedia content
including some question types in our on-line testing software.

Download the most recent version supported by your chosen web browser.

Media Player

Media player software provides access to audio/ video content. Used in delivering sound in our webcasts.

For PCs choose from:
Windows Media Player or VLC.

For MAC: Quicktime – Apple Inc. multimedia software, multimedia software or VLC.


Additional hardware requirements Function Specification

Colour monitor

Your computer screen

1024 x 768 resolution is recommended for viewing the Student Area


To print out documents from the Student Area

Mono or colour

Sound card

To enable audio

In-built in many PCs and MACs, otherwise purchase separately, taking advice on suitable hardware for your system from a reputable supplier. 24 bit recommended

Speakers or headphones

To play audio

In-built in many PCs and MACs. Otherwise purchase external speakers or headphones to plug in