MSc in Social Science of the Internet + DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences Program By University of Oxford |Top Universities

MSc in Social Science of the Internet + DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences

MSc in Social Science of the Internet + DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 3 months

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The combined MSc Social Science of the Internet and DPhil Information, Communication and the Social Sciences programmes provide an opportunity for highly-qualified students to develop the theoretical and methodological toolkit needed to undertake multidisciplinary Internet-related research. Students will undertake rigorous theoretical and empirical research in the study of the Internet and technology. Students 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. Students will take a combination of core and option papers and produce a dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a topic of their choosing (supported by a dissertation supervisor). The dissertation provides the opportunity to apply the methods and approaches they have covered in the other parts of the course and carry out a substantive piece of academic research.