Dr Andrew Defty - Associate Professor
Andrew teaches on a range of modules within the School of Social and Political Sciences. He has made numerous contributions to national and local radio on topics ranging from voting in the Eurovision song contest to House of Lords reform.Academic Staff List
Welcome to MPhil/PhD International Relations
Career and Personal Development
Occupations associated with international relations include roles within the civil service, diplomacy, multi-national and international non-governmental organisations, political research, public affairs, the non-governmental sector, journalism, the armed forces, and education.
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
Research supervision is available across the range of the department's subjects. Staff have expertise for postgraduate supervision in the following areas:
- international relations
- minority rights
- human rights
- women in politics
- policy making
- political economy
- post-colonial studies
- construction of sexual identities
- global citizenship
- conflict resolution
- the United Nations
How You Study
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
How to Apply
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.
In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.
Research at Lincoln
Our research themes cover a unique set of areas, reflecting our role as a civic university and our aspirations to become thought leaders.
There are opportunities to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Supporting your Research
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.