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  • The Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford invite applications for a three-year doctoral studentship on the future of online consumption that will lead to a DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at the University of Oxford beginning in the academic year 2019-20.

    The DPhil studentship will be sponsored by Tesco Labs, and will commence in October 2019. Eligible candidates will ordinarily resident in the UK or EU, but applications from overseas will also be considered.

    This studentship will be supervised in the first instance by Dr Victoria Nash, Deputy Director, Policy and Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute. Other faculty may also be identified as appropriate supervisors based on the student’s proposal.

    The studentship would be awarded to an OII DPhil student focusing on changing consumption patterns in online shopping.  Innovative research proposals are invited around the following broad themes:

    • Automation, Routine and Desire
    • Domestication of online shopping
    • Online shopping and the Quantified Self
    • Shopping and Social Institutions

    Applicants should have a masters degree in a relevant area, or plan to have completed a masters prior to October 2019.

    The award pays all tuition and college fees for home or EU applicants. For UK citizens only the award pays an annual maintenance grant of £15,000. The usual University of Oxford eligibility rules apply to these studentships. Please see http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate for more information.

    The closing date for applications is 25th January 2019, although we strongly recommend submitting all your materials a week or two early since applications missing any part of the required materials (including letters of reference) cannot be considered. Interviews will be held in either February or March 2019. Further details on the Oxford Internet Institute are available at http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk. Informal inquiries should be made to Laura Maynard, Oxford Internet Institute (teaching@oii.ox.ac.uk).

    For further details on the studentship, and details on how to apply, please download the full Tesco Labs studentship advert, and  read more about the DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences.

    Only applications received before 0:00am GMT on Friday 25 January 2019 will be considered.