With a reduced number of units, the breadth of case studies, depth of understanding and application increases while the key issues remain the same and continue to be explored. There is now a more synoptic expectation for students to make more complex links between these issues and see how they are all interlinked to the workings of our planet. For example, how climate change affects agriculture, which influences population growth with links back to climate change. This requires the students to be able to discuss and question points raised, and to be able to find issue with current policy on aspects such as climate change and population growth. This will enable students to help shape future policy in the world of work as geographers.