London, United Kingdom

Business and Society: The Changing World of Work

when 18 July 2022 - 5 August 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1900

What does the future world of work look like? This module critically evaluates contemporary trends in the changing world of work. We focus on these trends with a view to understanding their implications for work, employment and society. Some issues explored in this module are: automation and AI; emotional labour; flexible working; the platform economy; climate change; regulation and the role of the state; globalisation. The extent to which COVID-19 has disrupted, or accelerated, such trends will also be explored throughout.

Course leader

Dr Chris McLachlan

Target group


Course aim

This course aims to:

to provide students with an understanding of social, political, technological, environmental and economic challenges facing modern workplaces
to provide students with knowledge as to how external, societal factors are influencing the experience of work
to equip students with relevant strategies to navigate the future world of work
to develop students' ability to think critically about the consequences of changes to work and employment
to offer students an international perspective on the changing world of work

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS
You will study one course per Queen Mary Summer School session. Each course is worth 15 Queen Mary credits.

Fee info

GBP 1900: The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £1,900 per session.
We are offering a 10% early bird discount for those who apply before 31 March 2022.
From 31 March onwards we will offer a 10% discount to:
• Students and staff from partner institutions
• Alumni
• Current Queen Mary students
On campus accommodation will cost approximately £877 per session.
Additional costs and course excursions
Please note that some courses have some additional fees not included in the tuition fee. These fees are for activities and field trips that may take place away from our campus. We will give further details of these costs in due course.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.


There are no scholarships available for this course.