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A-Z list of all open units in 2018/19

Please note: you are viewing unit and programme information for a past academic year. Please see the current academic year for up to date information.

Open units are units which are outside of a student's subject discipline(s) that are available in many undergraduate programmes (subject to space and timetabling constraints). Typically these units are interdisciplinary and do not have any pre- or co-requisites. Single honours undergraduate students are normally able to choose up to 20 credit points of open units.

The University has developed a number of thematic, interdisciplinary "Bristol Futures" open units which deal with issues and themes of current importance. Details of these units are available here including video trailers for some of the units. Specific details about each unit is available below. The Bristol Futures optional units are:

City Futures: Migration, Citizenship, and Planetary Change
Creative Futures: Tools for Changing the World
Decolonise the Future!
Science of Happiness
Sustainable Development
Understanding global problems using data: inequality, climate change and the economy

The open units scheme also includes the University Wide Language Programme units. Details of these are available here as well as specific information about each unit below.

It is possible that open units appearing on this list will be unavailable if capacity has been taken up by students taking it as an optional unit.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
AVDASI 1 - Aerospace Vehicle Systems Introduction AENG10001 10
Academic Listening and Speaking LANG10007 10
Academic Reading and Writing LANG10008 10
Advanced English Language Studies LANG14011 20
Advanced French UWLP20002 20
Advanced German UWLP20004 20
Advanced Japanese UWLP30003 20
Advanced Spanish UWLP20006 20
Aesthetics and Criticism MUSI30029 20
Aesthetics of Revolution and Resistance: 21st-Century Images of North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean FREN30106 20
African-American Music in the 20th Century MUSI30105 20
African-American Music in the 20th Century MUSI20066 20
After The Wall: Remembering the GDR GERM32060 20
Ancients and moderns: cultures of humanism in Renaissance Europe MODL30002 20
Anticipating the End: Russian Thought in the Shadow of Revolution (1890-1917) RUSS30059 20
Approaches to Music History I MUSI20142 20
Approaches to Music History II MUSI20143 20
Approaches to Poetry ENGL10026 20
Approaches to the Study of Religion THRS10030 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Beginners Brazilian Portuguese UWLP10007 20
Beginners Czech UWLP10017 20
Beginners French UWLP10001 20
Beginners German UWLP10004 20
Beginners Italian UWLP10014 20
Beginners Japanese UWLP10012 20
Beginners Korean UWLP10018 20
Beginners Mandarin Chinese UWLP10013 20
Beginners Modern Standard Arabic UWLP10008 20
Beginners Russian UWLP10016 20
Beginners Spanish UWLP10009 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Catalan Language (Elementary) MODL23014 20
Child Nutrition, Activity and Health SPOL30034 20
Child and Adolescent Psychology SPOL20032 20
Children and Young People in the Law A SPOL30057 20
Children in a Global Context SPOL32008 20
Cities and communities in the urban age SPOL20038 20
City Futures: Migration, Citizenship, and Planetary Change UNIV10005 20
Classics of European Cinema MODL10010 20
Communicating Science PHYS10001 20
Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction POLI11103 20
Comparative Social Policy in a Globalizing World SPOL30048 20
Comparative and International Social Policy SPOL10014 20
Constructing Childhoods SPOL10023 20
Contemporary British Cinema MODL30007 20
Contemporary European Cinema MODL10009 20
Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences UNIV10002 20
Core Physics I:Mechanics and Matter PHYS10006 20
Critical Concepts in the Study of the Hispanic World HISP10010 20
Curriculum Design for Learning EDUC20001 20
Czech Language (Elementary) MODL23015 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Disabled Childhoods SPOLM0050 20
Drama and the German Stage: Spotlights on Theatrical Practice, 1800-2000 GERM30072 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Education Viewed from the Global South EDUC20002 20
Education, Schooling and Diversity SPOL20037 20
Engineering Physics EMAT10005 20
Engineers of the Human Soul: Soviet Culture and Politics 1917–1941 RUSS20060 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Follow-on French UWLP20001 20
Follow-on German UWLP20003 20
Follow-on Italian UWLP20010 20
Follow-on Spanish UWLP20005 20
French for Business and Enterprise FREN30047 20
Fundamentals of Body Function PHPH10014 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Galaxies and the Universe PHYS11500 20
Gender Based Violence SPOL20021 20
Gender based Violence SPOL30029 20
German Literature and Film: Genres, Texts, Contexts GERM10035 20
German Modernist Prose GERM20045 20
Greek Language Level A1 CLAS12311 20
Greek Language Level A2 CLAS12312 20
Greek Language Level B1 CLAS12315 20
Greek Language Level B2 CLAS12316 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Health Policy in a Global Context SPOL30055 20
Health Policy in a Global Context SPOL20055 20
Historical Linguistics MODL20017 20
Historical Studies 1: Western Art Music (up to 1750) MUSI10045 20
Historical Studies II : Western Art Music (1750 to the present day) MUSI10046 20
Historical Survey: Ancient Rome CLAS10036 20
How to be Creative UNIV10004 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Inequality, Crisis and Prosperity: How to Make Sense of the Global Economy UNIV10003 20
Inside Medieval Music MUSI30122 20
Inside Medieval Music MUSI20113 20
Intermediate French UWLP10003 20
Intermediate German UWLP10006 20
Intermediate Japanese UWLP30001 20
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese UWLP30002 20
Intermediate Spanish UWLP10011 20
Interprofessional Working in Children's Services SPOL30037 20
Introduction to Biological Psychology PSYC10009 10
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology PSYC10006 10
Introduction to Czech History and Culture RUSS10038 20
Introduction to Developmental Psychology PSYC10008 10
Introduction to Early-Modern Art HART10216 20
Introduction to Medieval Art HART10215 20
Introduction to Modern Art HART10217 20
Introduction to Russian Literature RUSS10037 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 1 THRS20188 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 1 THRS30171 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 2 THRS20189 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 2 THRS30172 20
Introduction to Sanskrit I: Grammar THRS10017 20
Introduction to Sanskrit II: Texts THRS10018 20
Introduction to Social Psychology PSYC10007 10
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language LANG10120 20
Introduction to the Medical Humanities HUMS20004 20
Introduction to the Study of Cultures MODL10011 20
Issues in World Politics POLI10001 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Jewish Law LAWD30010 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Key Social Thinkers SOCI10006 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Language and Literacy in Young Children SPOL30036 20
Language and Power: Introductions to German History GERM10039 20
Latin Language Level B1 CLAS12307 20
Latin Language Level B2 CLAS12308 20
Life and Death with Stalin RUSS30079 20
Living Religions East THRS10065 20
Living Religions West THRS10064 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 20
Migration Policy in the UK and European Union SPOL30030 20
Migration Policy in the UK and European Union SPOL20030 20
Modern German Thought and Thinkers GERM10038 20
Modern Italy ITAL10033 20
Music and Sex MUSI20111 20
Music and Sex MUSI30120 20
Music in Times of War MUSI20119 20
Music in Times of War MUSI30128 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Opera & Politics MUSI30129 20
Opera & Politics MUSI20120 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Personal Welfare Services SPOL20053 20
Personal Welfare Services SPOL30053 20
Political Systems of Modern Europe MODL20008 20
Post-Beginners French UWLP10002 20
Post-Beginners German UWLP10005 20
Post-Beginners Italian UWLP10015 20
Post-Beginners Spanish UWLP10010 20
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL20019 20
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL30019 20
Pre-intermediate Japanese UWLP20008 20
Pre-intermediate Mandarin Chinese UWLP20009 20
Principles of Economics EFIM10050 20
Punishment in Society SPOL20052 20
Punishment in Society SPOL30052 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Reimagining Odysseus MODL30019 20
Representing the Holocaust GERM32054 20
Russia in the 1990s: A Decade of Chaos? RUSS30065 20
Russian Orthodox Culture RUSS20044 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Security 101 COMS10005 10
Segregation and inequality in the UK (measurement and debate) SPOL10017 20
Social Identities and Divisions SOCI10007 20
Social Policy and the European Union SPOL30051 20
Social Policy and the European Union SPOL20051 20
Societal Change and the Transformation of Work SPOL22030 20
Spanish for Business HISP30057 20
Stars and Planets 106 PHYS10600 20
Sustainable Development UNIV10001 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
The Early Modern World HIST10043 20
The Film Musical MUSI39011 20
The Film Musical MUSI20144 20
The Medieval World HIST10042 20
The Modern World HIST10048 20
The Soviet Union from Beginning to End RUSS20061 20
The State of Welfare SPOL30044 20
The State of Welfare SPOL20027 20
Therapeutic Work with Children SPOL30035 20
Thought CLAS10040 20
Transcription and Editing MUSI20056 20
Transforming the Tragic Hero(ine): 1770-1840 GERM20044 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Understanding Crime, Harm and Society SPOL10020 20
Understanding Russia: Critical Approaches RUSS10039 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
World Processors: Scientific and Medical Poetry from Parmenides to Padel CLAS10031 20
World in Crisis? GEOG16001 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
Youth Justice SPOL20022 20
Youth Justice SPOL32006 20
Youth Policy and Social Welfare SPOL22022 20
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Other Top
‘Hedgehogs and Foxes’: The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel 2019 RUSS20013 20

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