The Social Science of the Internet programme at the University of Oxford aims to equip you with essential theoretical tools and methodological skills to apply social science to the study of the Internet. You are introduced to the empirical evidence necessary for an in-depth understanding of the role of the Internet in society, including the changing nature of governance and the theoretical, practical and ethical questions surrounding Internet use.
The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Oxford Internet Institute and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Oxford Internet Institute.
Employers recognise the value of a degree from the University of Oxford, and OII MSc graduates have secured excellent positions in industry, government, NGOs, or have gone on to pursue doctoral studies at top universities. For example, non-academic destinations of recent graduates have included large Internet companies such as Google or Facebook, smaller start-ups like Academia.edu, as well as regulatory positions and consultancy. MSc alumni have progressed to further graduate study at institutions such as Oxford, Harvard, Princeton and LSE.
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- You will take a combination of core and option papers and produce a dissertation on a topic of your choosing based on discussions with a dissertation supervisor.
- The dissertation provides you the opportunity to apply the methods and approaches you have covered in the other parts of the course and carry out a substantive piece of academic research.
- 10 months
- 22 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences View 229 other Masters in Informatics & Information Sciences in United Kingdom
- Official transcript(s)
- Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
- Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic
International27460 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27460 GBP per year and a duration of 10 months.
EU/EEA22930 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22930 GBP per year and a duration of 10 months.
- EU/EEA £11,466 per year
- NON-EU/EEA £13,731 per year
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