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Welcome to our Open Days

Welcome to our Open Days

We are the only major department in a top-ranked international university to offer multi-disciplinary social science degree programmes focusing on the Internet and digital data. If you are thinking about applying for one of our programmes at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, you are invited to come to one of the department’s Open Days.

Meet our faculty and find out about our Masters and Doctoral programmes, their content and structure, and the admissions process. Our current students and alumni will also share some of their experiences of Oxford life.

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We hold open days in October and November which is an excellent opportunity to discuss the programmes with teaching faculty and current students.  If you can’t attend one of the Open Days, our Virtual Open Day is an excellent way for you to find out more about the Oxford Internet Institute.

MSc Student Open Day

18th October 2018
1:00-4:30pm
Open day for anyone interested in applying for the MSc in Social Science of the Internet or MSc in Social Data Science

MSc Student Open Day - Register here

DPhil Student Open Day

22nd November
1:00-4:30pm
Open day for anyone interested in applying for the DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences and DPhil in Social Data Science

DPhil Student Open Day - Register here

MSc Student Open Day

23rd November 2018
1:00-4:30pm
Open day for anyone interested in applying for the MSc in Social Science of the Internet or MSc in Social Data Science

MSc Student Open Day - Register here

Virtual Q&A: DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences

2, 9, & 23 November 2018
at 3:00pm.

If you are unable to join the physical open days then please join the DPhil Programme Director Dr Gina Neff via Google Hangouts for an hour
Q & A.

This is for anyone interested in the DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences.

Virtual Q&A: DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences - Register here

Virtual Q&A: DPhil in Social Data Science

12, 19, & 26 November 2018
at 3:00pm.

If you are unable to join the physical open days then please join the Programme Director Dr Scott Hale via Google Hangouts for an hour
Q & A.

This is for anyone interested in the DPhil in Social Data Science.

Virtual Q&A: DPhil in Social Data Science - Register here

Virtual Q&A: MSc in Social Science of the Internet

5 November 2018 at 5:00pm,
7 November 2018 at 9:00am.

If you are unable to join the physical open days then please join the MSc Programme Director Professor Ralph Schroeder via Google Hangouts for an hour Q & A.

This is for anyone interested in the MSc in Social Science of the Internet.

Virtual Q&A: MSc in Social Science of the Internet - Register here

Virtual Q&A: MSc in Social Data Science

22 October 2018 at 10:00am,
29 October at 4:00pm,
19 November at 12:00pm,
26 November at 10:00am.

If you are unable to join the physical open days then please join the MSc Programme Director Dr Scott Hale via Google Hangouts for an hour
Q & A.

This is for anyone interested in the MSc in Social Data Science.

Virtual Q&A: MSc in Social Data Science - Register here

Can't Make It?

If you can’t attend one of the Open Days we hold every year then our Virtual Open Day is a excellent way to find out more about the OII and our degree programmes.

Our Virtual Open Day includes videos about the programmes we offer, course overviews, student life, admissions guidance, and FAQ's.

Can't Make It? - Explore

Welcome from the Director of Graduate Studies

We are an innovative department and have deliberately sought to create a teaching environment that is welcoming, supportive and stimulating for all our students. The Oxford Internet Institute is the only major department in a top-ranked international university to offer multi-disciplinary social science degree programmes focusing on the Internet, attracting top students drawn from a variety of different disciplines. Studying at the Oxford Internet Institute is a unique experience where you can benefit from the many disciplines represented and leave equipped for careers in exciting and dynamic sectors such as technology industries, journalism, finance, law and academia.

Professor Greg Taylor, Director of Graduate Studies

Studying at the Oxford Internet Institute

Dr Greg Taylor provides an overview of the Oxford Internet Institute a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet,  as well introducing our degree programmes.

This includes our MSc in Social Science of the Internet, MSc in Social Data Science, DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences and DPhil in Social Data Science (starting in 2019).

Explore our programmes optional

Our Degree programmes

MSc in Social Science of the Internet

The MSc in Social Science of the Internet provides an in-depth understanding of the social science concepts, theories and methods required to undertake and assess rigorous empirical research or policy analysis of Internet-related issues.

In addition to core papers in Internet social dynamics, technologies and regulation, statistics and research methods, students choose from a variety of specialist options papers such as Internet law, economics, governance and politics, social networks, or more advanced study of Internet methods. In their third term, students undertake original research in their own area of interest.

Full-time (1 year) or Part-time (2 years).

View programme page Social Science of the Internet

Sample courses

Our faculty have expertise spanning a wide range of social, economic, political, legal, industrial, technical and ethical issues relating to the Internet. A sample of some of the courses is shown here. You can find a full list of courses on the programme pages.

The Philosophy and Ethics of Information

This option course for the OII MSc in "Social Science of the Internet" examines the philosophy and ethics of Information, its problems, approaches, and methods.

Student Life

What’s it like to be a student at the Oxford Internet Institute? Our students share their experiences of life in Oxford.

The city of Oxford

The Oxford Internet Institute is located in the heart of the city of Oxford, a cosmopolitan city of stunning architecture, history, and culture with plenty to see and do. In the city centre, you will find lots of shops, cafés, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, pubs and clubs.

Oxford is also home to many historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral and the colleges.

There are plenty of green spaces too, including England’s oldest botanic garden, the University Parks, college gardens, and wandering riverside paths.

Oxford also boasts a thriving arts community with concerts, exhibitions, and cultural events available daily. London is also one hour from Oxford so students can take advantage of the many opportunities for study and fun in the capital.

Meet our Alumni

Discover more Alumni stories

Our students come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds; some might have already spent some time in employment. Former Students shares career highlights, insights, and memories of being a student at the OII.