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Alumni

Michael Collyer

PPLE Alumni

Studying and Working at the University of Oxford

Michael Collyer

"After graduating from PPLE, I will continue my academic pursuits at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. The OII’s MSc in Social Science of the Internet will allow me to attain an in-depth understanding of the concepts, theories and methods required to undertake rigorous empirical research and policy analysis of Internet-related topics. I was also very fortunate and grateful to find part-time work as an Events, Careers and Alumni Officer for the MSc in Law and Finance at Oxford University."

Finding your Masters

"By researching all Internet related Masters and filtering based on my specific interests (internationally oriented, interdisciplinary, etc.) I found that the program offered by the OII in Social Science of the Internet was the one that was most suited to my academic interests. To compliment your online research, it might also be useful to ask your PPLE teachers for their recommendations, as they have extensive networks and will know which universities are best suited to your particular field of interest.  It is essential that you start your preparation as soon as possible – nothing would be more disappointing than finding your dream course at a world class university and realising you missed the application date. Additionally, if you have the resources, attend the open days at potential universities, so that you can properly assess the programs and get know the staff."

Benefits of a PPLE degree

"Generally, people reacted positively to my PPLE background. While PPLE is relatively new to employers and admission committees, they do recognise the benefits of its unique interdisciplinary approach. Being able to effectively communicate the added value of analysing an issue from multiple perspectives will instil confidence in prospective employers and for those willing to put in the hard work, graduating with a PPLE degree can open an unrivalled amount of opportunities."