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THE HISTORY OF THE PRIME MINISTER 1979-2016 - IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NO10 DOWNING ST (Module)

Module description

This module in partnership with No. 10 Downing Street examines how British Prime Ministers have governed in the period 1979-2015. It considers the issues from an historical perspective, tracing changes over the thirty-six years across the biggest issues of government, using the rigour of the historical method. Special attention will be given to the memoirs and diaries of the prime ministers, cabinet ministers and senior officials involved in managing the central machinery of government. Past speakers include, Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood and For Mark Sedwill. Former Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken to the class on two occasions. The class also visited No.10 Downing Street.   

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

Weekly 1-hour lecture and weekly 1-hour seminar group 

Module assessment - more information

1x5000-word essay

Key information

Module code 7SSPP035

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module No