A multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.

Studying at the OII

Teaching is an integral part of the Oxford Internet Institute. Our MSc in the Social Science of the Internet is offered to students interested in careers in the technology industry, consulting, government, non-profit organizations, or going on to further study, while our 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.

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! Find out about life at the OII.

  • Masters Programme

    Our MSc provides an-depth understanding of the social science concepts, theories and methods required to undertake research or policy analysis about the Internet.

  • Part-time Masters Programme

    The part-time MSc in Social Science of the Internet started enrolling students in 2016.

  • Doctoral Programme

    Our DPhil provides an opportunity for highly qualified students to undertake cutting edge Internet-related research.

  • Part-time Doctoral Programme

    The part-time DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences started enrolling students in 2017.

The Graduate Admissions Team

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.

All queries about graduate study should be directed to teaching@oii.ox.ac.uk in the first instance. Make sure to let us know if you’re passing through Oxford and would like an informal tour of the department.