Academic Lead: Dr Chris McLachlan
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.
2023 Business and Society Syllabus [PDF 91KB]
Course content is subject to change.
This course aims to:
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and field trips.
You will gain:
You will be able to:
The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £2,100 per session, which includes tuition and social programme.
We offer a 10% discount to:
The cost of accommodation is £1029 per session. For further information, please visit our accommodation page.
Additional costs and course excursions
There may be additional costs for field trips, such as entry to exhibitions, which will be in the region of £30.All reading material will be provided online, so it is not necessary to purchase any books.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.
To join our Summer School, you should have completed a minimum of two semesters’ study at your home institution.
We welcome Summer School students from around the world. We accept a range of qualifications:
We welcome international qualifications and we consider every application individually on its academic merit.
All of our courses are taught and assessed in English. If English isn’t your first language, you must meet one of the following English Language requirements in order to join
Applications are now open!
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Applications close 29 May 2023.
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