Graduate Studies Handbook
21 September 2023
All the faculty and staff here at OII want to make your time here productive and rewarding, and we look forward to the opportunities we will have in the coming year to get to know you and to learn from you and your diverse experiences as we teach and supervise you in your work. [...] Welcome! Dr Adam Mahdi, Director of Graduate Studies, OII Scope and purpose of this handbook This handbook applies to students starting the DPhil programme in Information Communication and the Social Sciences and the DPhil in Social Data Science in 2023-24. [...] The Confirmed DPhil Student stage will comprise any final data gathering and analysis, writing the final chapters of the thesis, submission of the thesis for final examination, and the final examination of the thesis. [...] On completion of the DPhil programme, it is expected that you will have developed your knowledge and understanding of: • The application of one or more of the social sciences to a detailed study of the Internet or related information and communication technologies and their societal implications. [...] • Modes of communicating and applying research in the field of information and communication to such issues as the design of new technologies and the formation of public policy.