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Open days

Open days

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.

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. This is your chance to find out more about the content and structure of the degree programmes along with the admissions process. Current students will be joined by alumni to share their experiences and answer questions about Oxford life.


This year we are holding two open days on the 15 September 2017 and 17 November 2017.

Student Open day

15 September 2017 (13:30-17:00)

Student Open day - Fully booked. Registration is now closed.

Student Open day

17 November 2017 (13:30-17:00)

Student Open day - Register

Overview of Open Day topics

Welcome from the Director of Graduate Studies

Professor Eric Meyer provides talks about the Oxford Internet Institute including providing an overview of our research and teaching activities.

Introduction to Graduate Admissions

Find out what the University and the department have to offer through presentations on the individual programmes, the application process, student life, and funding opportunities.

Day in the life of an OII Student

A current student shares their insights and experiences of studying and living in Oxford. This is followed by a Q&A.

Image credit: Magdalena Góralska

Introduction to MSc Programmes

Dr Greg Taylor provides an overview of the MSc in Social Science of the Internet which 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.

Dr Scott Hale, provides an overview of the Msc in Social Data Science which provides the ability to manipulate and analyse large volumes of data, which is becoming a core social science skill as well as something in high demand in the job market. Social data science offers an approach where the data relates to individual and social behaviour and a social science with generation and analysis of real-time transactional data at its centre.

Introduction to DPhil Programme

Professor Gina Neff, DPhil Programme Director provides an overview of the DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences which combines high-quality supervision from field-leading academics with tailored training in research methods and graduate skills focusing on a broad range of qualitative and quantitative approaches to understanding the Internet.

Alumni Insights

One of our Alumni will join us to talk about their experiences of studying at the Oxford Internet Institute and to share how the skills and knowledge they gained from their programme influenced their career.

Taster Lecture

The final presentation of the afternoon will be a taster lecture from one of our teaching Faculty. The taster lecture can provide you with important insight of what it is like to study at the Oxford Internet Institute, including the types of topics you will encounter, the way we teach.


One of the most important reasons to attend the open day is to get your questions answered. We will take student questions about anything: the application process, living in Oxford, colleges, what to expect of our degrees, and anything else that might help you decide to apply to the OII and to put in a strong application.

Refreshments and Questions

During the open day event, there will be a break with free coffee, tea and snacks, during which you will have time to discuss your questions and ideas with faculty and staff of the OII in an informal setting.


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