The OII is a dynamic and innovative department for Internet-related research and teaching, located in a world-leading traditional research university. As a fully multi-disciplinary department, the OII offers the opportunity to study academic, practical and policy-related issues that can only be understood by drawing on contributions from many different fields.
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. The OII attracts top students drawn from a variety of different disciplines.
The MSc in Social Science of the Internet provides an in-depth understanding of the concepts, theories and methods that are required to undertake and assess rigorous empirical research or policy analysis of Internet-related issues.
The DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences is an inclusive, multi-disciplinary degree, offering high-quality supervision from leading academics working across a wide variety of Internet-related topics. This is combined with tailored training in research methods and graduate skills, focusing on a broad range of qualitative and quantitative approaches to understanding the Internet.
The MSc in Social Data Science offers the ability to manipulate and analyse large volumes of data. This 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.
Starting in 2019, the DPhil in Social Data Science will combine high-quality supervision from leading academics with training emphasising the research applications of digitally-generated social data.