Computer specification

Each CILEx Law School Student has access to a personalised online 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.

Function Specification Downloads available from
Provides access to the internet so that you can access the Student Area and online resources. The browser needs to support/enable “cookies” and “JavaScript”. 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 Chrome.

Free upgrades available from software publishers’ websites
Function Specification Downloads available from
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.
Function Specification Downloads available from
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).
Function Specification Downloads available from
Delivers multimedia content
including some question types in
our online testing software.
Download the most recent version
supported by your chosen web browser.
Function Specification Downloads available from
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.

Function Specification
Your computer screen 1024 x 768 resolution is recommended for viewing the Student Area
Function Specification
To print out documents from the Student Area Mono or colour
Function Specification
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
Function Specification
To play audio In-built in many PCs and MACs. Otherwise purchase external speakers or headphones to plug in