Cyber Security

Course details

  • Year of entry 2022
  • Location Wrexham
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Why choose this course?

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Act. It will cover what rights someone has, the legal basis an organisation will use to process personal data, pseudo-anonymisation, Data Protection Impact Assessments, special category data and privacy by design and by default.

  • Study in the beautiful North Wales in the UK, and experience a taster of British university life on our vibrant Wrexham campus.
  • Enjoy access to our modern, state-of-the-art learning facilities and our excellent student support services.
  • Take part in our special social programme of events, where you can meet other international students from around the world and have the opportunity to improve your English language skills.

Key course features

  • Understand the facts surrounding The General Data Protection Regulation (The GDPR) and how it's 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, pseudo-anonymization, 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 the student to relate this back to the GDPR.
  • The course is designed and delivered by Dr Nigel Houlden, the former Head of Technology Policy for the Information Commissioners Office (The ICO). During his time at the ICO, he helped to shape the understanding of the GDPR, particularly in its use and application to technology.

What you will study

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 international students over the age of 18, whatever your background or country of residence.
The Summer School courses typically don’t require you to have any previous knowledge of the topics, and therefore provide 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, you can fill out our direct application form here

Fees & funding

All of our summer school courses cost £690 (including deposit) which will cover the cost of technical tuition and English language tuition. 
*These courses are in often in popular demand, however if a course does have an insufficient number of students registered it will not be offered. In such an event, any registered students will be offered an alternative programme or given a full refund of any fees paid.


International students coming to study on our Summer School courses can be provided with on-campus accommodation, or are allocated to university housing a short distance from the main campus. All university accommodation is single en-suite (private toilet and shower), and students will normally share a fully equipped kitchen designed for up to 6 people. Wrexham Village on the Wrexham campus is in close proximity to the library and other on-site learning facilities, as well as being a short distance away from Wrexham town centre itself. Wi-fi access is available across the entire campus and accommodation blocks are given 24-hour security protection.

For more information on the accommodation available at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, please visit our accommodation page, or contact our friendly accommodation team at or on 01978 293344.


If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section