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What UK Prime Ministers studied ...
Our current prime minster, Mr David Cameron, received a first-class honours degree from Oxford University for the subject Philosophy,Politics and Economics(PPE). The PPE course enables students to learn from all three disciplines.This study seems popular with many politicians including, Ed Miliband.
Gordon Brown who had led the country, from 2007 till 2010, had studied History at the University of Edinburgh at the age of 16 and graduated with a first-class honours in 1976. Mr Brown then completed his PHD in history ten years later.
Tony Blair who was prime minister from 1997 to 2007 and had studied Jurisprudence (the study and theory of law) at the University of Oxford. Blair graduated in 1975 with a Second-class honours.
Sir John Major was Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997. John Major did not attend university but instead, having gained 6 O-levels, became a clerk at an insurance brokerage firm.
The former prime minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, led the country from the year 1979 to 1990.Baroness Thatcher, graduated in 1947 with a Second-class honours degree in Chemistry at the University of Oxford.
Leonard James Callaghan
Baron Callaghan was in office from the years of 1976 to 1979. However, he was not able to attend due to financial reasons but instead sat the civil service entrance exam.
Harold was in office as prime minister from 1964 to 1970 and also 1974 till 1976. Having gained a county grant, he was able to study a Modern History. However, after his first year, Wilson changed his course to Philosophy,Politics and Economics in which he later gained a first class degrees.
Sir Edward Heath was prime minister from 1970 to 1974. Having stayed at the The University of Oxford for 4 years,due to gaining an organ scholarship. Heath graduated with a second-class honours for the course Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1939.
Alexander Douglas-Home served a short time as Prime minister from 1963 to 1964. Baron Douglas-Home went to Oxford University and graduated in 1925 with a third class honours BA Degree in modern history.
Harold Macmillan led the country as prime minister from 1957 to 1963. Macmillan had studied Literae Humaniores which translates to ,"more humane literature", at the University of Oxford. Despite this being a four year course, he did not complete the degree after serving in the First World War.
Anthony Eden served as Prime minister from 1955 to 1957. Anthony Eden gained a Double First in Oriental languages which involved studying languages of Asia.
Winston Churchill was in office as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and 1951 to 1955. Sir Winston Churchill had attended the Royal Military College at Sanchurch, which is a military university and trained as a Calvary (soldiers that rode on horses) and graduated 8th of his class.
The United Kingdom's Prime Ministers, despite their differences in their choice of education, have all been educated, which has somewhat, shaped their leadership demonstrated in the United Kingdom.