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15 credits

Making Modern Britain: Pivotal Prime Ministerial Decisions

This unique new module focuses on the pivotal moments for Prime Ministers, using case studies to examine the decision making process.

This module builds on the successful implementation of case study learning across our suite of modules. Students will explore the pivitol moments of decision making faced by Prime Ministers since 1945. It will explore issues such as:

Students will make full use of specially created case studies, putting forward the arguments for courses of action having weighed the issues of the day. They will also prepare briefing papers. Based on the approach of Harvard Professors Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May the module seeks to help decision-makers become more attentive to the proper “uses of history.”

Guest speakers and experts will be invited to join the sessions.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students will have: 

Teaching team

Professor Jon Davis

Martin Stolliday

*Plus, special guest practitioners