5 ECTS / 135 hours of work
|Language of instruction
The course is held in the autumn term 2016. In extenuating
circumstances an alternative method for taking the course may be
offered if the student is unable to take the course in the
Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough
understanding of British domestic politics from the 1960s to the
2010s, which saw huge changes in the British political map.
Students should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the
dynamic shifts in the role of Prime Minister during this period,
with special attention paid to Margaret Thatcher, the 1982
Falklands War and the 1984-5 national Coal Miners’ strike.
Students will become fully conversant with the changing language of
politics from the 1960s onwards.
Students will familiarise themselves with the major political
parties in the UK and become adept at recognising the distinctive
characteristics of these parties and their differing political
positions. As party politics has to a certain extent given way to
personality politics so students will hear key political speeches
and examine election material and party manifestos.
|Mode of delivery
Lectures 28 h; reading/self-study 47 h; 3000 word end-term essay
(around 10 pages) or agreed project 60 h
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture-based communicative approach to teaching. PowerPoint,
film, documentaries, (punk) music and art used in the lectures.
Master’s-level students of English Philology
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
|Recommended optional programme components
The course is an independent entity and does not require
additional studies carried out at the same time.
|Recommended or required reading
To be agreed with the course teacher(s).
|Assessment methods and criteria
Final written exam. A detailed description of the assessment
criteria will be available in the course workspace in Optima.
Information on exams and alternative methods for taking courses can
be found on the English Philology website. Read more about
assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.
The course utilises a numerical grading scale 0–5. In the
numerical scale zero stands for a fail
John Braidwood (University Lecturer)
|Working life cooperation
The course is elective in the Advanced Studies of English