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Course details

Year of entry

2023, 2024


4 weeks

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Why choose? this course?

Interested in learning about Cyber Security and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Act? This course covers cyber threats and security, what rights someone has in relation to their data, the legal basis an organisation will use to process personal data, Data Protection Impact Assessments, special category data and privacy.

Key course features

  • Understand the facts surrounding The General Data Protection Regulation (The GDPR) and how its introduction has transformed data protection laws in Europe.
  • You will be able to discuss topics such as what rights someone has to their personal data, the legal basis an organisation will use to process personal data, Data Protection Impact Assessments, special category data and privacy by design and by default.
  • Study security systems and ethical hacking in a hands-on way, predominantly led by the coverage of tools, techniques and systems that allow penetration testing to be carried out on computer systems and networks. Applying the understanding of the security that is required to understand hacking will enable you to relate this back to the GDPR.
  • The course is designed by the former Head of Technology Policy for the Information Commissioners Office (The ICO).

What you will study

The summer school is consists of three subject modules and one English module, (80 credits in total). 

•    (ENG5B7) Research Methodologies, Level 5, 20 credits 
•    (ENG5B8) Emerging Technologies, Level 5, 20 credits
•    (ENG5B9) Analytical Techniques, Level 5, 20 credits
•    (LAN474) English for STEM, Level 4, 20 credits

Topics which will be covered on the course include:

  • What is the GDPR?
  • Cyber threats and security
  • Data privacy rights
  • Principles and processing
  • Lawful basis for processing
  • E-privacy regulation
  • Legislation in addition to the GDPR
  • Connected devices and privacy
  • Transfer outside of the EU
  • Privacy by design

Entry requirements & applying

Our courses are open to  students over the age of 16, whatever your background or country of residence.

The Summer School doesn't require you to have any previous knowledge of the topics, and therefore provides an ideal chance to discover a completely new subject or personal interest. However, students on the Summer School should be at B2 level (or equivalent) in English language.

If you would like to apply for this course, please click here.

Teaching & Assessment

Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Fees & funding

Option 1 (with accommodation):  £1500

Option 2.  (without accommodation): £1000

•    Cost includes  technical tuition and English language tuition, accommodation (option 1) , and x2 weekend activities.
•    Costs do not include: transportation to/from airport, food, extracurricular activities 

Course dates

This course will run for 4 weeks from Monday 31st July 2023 – Friday 21st August 2023.