Graduate Study at the Oxford Internet Institute

Teaching is an integral part of the Oxford Internet Institute, where we offer post-graduate degrees at both the masters and doctoral level. Our first-of-its-kind MSc in the Social Science of the Internet is offered on both a full-time (1-year) and part-time (2-year) basis to students interested in careers in the technology industry, consulting, government, non-profit organizations, or going on to further study, while our 3-year full-time DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences allows students to develop an original research project under the supervision of faculty working at the cutting edge of Internet research.


Find out more about the part-time MSc in Social Science of the Internet.

All our degrees attract students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds to study academic, practical and policy-related issues of the Internet from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Our diverse faculty teach a broad range of course offerings which help students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for helping to advance our understanding of the Internet and related ICTs and their roles in society.

If you’re interested in rigorous Internet-related study and research, and want to join a challenging but friendly intellectual community, then the OII could be the place for you! See what our alumni say.

The Graduate Admissions Team


From left: Prof. Eric Meyer, Director of Graduate Studies; Dr Vili Lehdonvirta, DPhil Programme Director; Prof. Ralph Schroeder, MSc Programme Director; Laura Maynard, Graduate Studies Coordinator; Pauline Kinniburgh, Administrative Officer.

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