Work and Society

Module code: MN1013

This is an interactive, highly critical and socially engaged module exploring the changing nature of work in contemporary society. We will explore issues such as globalisation and social class; gender, race, disability and sexuality at work and power, resistance and conflict. Learning will be delivered in a variety of forms including classroom games, films and current news stories. A key feature of this module is its commitment to engaging students in critically engaged, socially imaginative debates surrounding work and its role within society. 

Topics covered 

  • Past and contemporary theories of organising
  • The McDonaldisation of society 
  • Globalisation
  • Social Class
  • Gender, Race, Disability and Sexuality at work 
  • Emotional Labour 
  • Power, Resistance and Conflict


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 8 hours of seminars
  • 122 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 1 ½ hours (60%)
  • Coursework (40%)