People and Society

This component investigates patterns and processes that shape the human planet. It explores the connections between people and places, questioning how these may change over time and space. The component examines the social, cultural, political and economic forces that make places unique. It identifies urban trends, how people live in cities and what the future holds. This component provides the opportunity to study the causes of development inequalities, the UK’s significance in the 21st century and one of the biggest threats to human society – our attempts to feed an ever-increasing global population.

Students study four topics within this component:

  1. Urban Futures
  2. Dynamic Development
  3. UK in the 21st Century
  4. Resource Reliance
  5. Human Geography Fieldwork