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A-Z list of all open units in 2012/13

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
Advanced English Language Studies LANG14011 20
Analysis in Management EFIM10003 20
Approaches to Poetry ENGL10026 20
Approaches to Shakespeare ENGL10027 20
Approaches to the study of Political Science POLI11104 20
Astronomy 1 PHYS10500 40
 
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' German Language 1 GERM19001 20
Beginners' German Language 2 GERM19002 20
Big Ideas in Science CHEM10001 20
Biological Psychology PSYC10003 10
Biology 1A: Diversity of Life BIOL11000 40
Biology 1B: Life Processes BIOL12000 40
Brazilian Portuguese for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 1 LANG10005 20
British Prehistory ARCH12011 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
Celtic & Roman Archaeology ARCH11009 20
Children in Society I: An introduction SOWK10001 20
Children in Society II: Children and Contemporary Society SOWK10002 20
Classics of European Cinema MODL10010 20
Cognitive Psychology PSYC11012 10
Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction POLI11103 20
Comparative World Archaeology ARCH10003 20
Comparative and International Social Policy SPOL10014 20
Contemporary European Cinema MODL10009 20
Contemporary Italy ITAL10021 10
Contemporary Russia through the Media RUSS10034 20
Contemporary Writing ENGL10016 20
Continuous Mathematics for Computer Scientists EMAT10720 10
Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences UNIV10002 20
Core Physics A PHYS11100 30
 
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
Developmental Psychology PSYC11019 10
Doing Social Research SOCI10005 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, Schooling and Diversity SPOL10015 20
Elementary Statistics MATH10510 10
Engineering Physics EMAT10005 20
English for Academic Purposes LANG10031 10
English for Academic Purposes - Part 1 (Science and Engineering) LANG10002 10
English for Academic Purposes - Part 2 (Science and Engineering) LANG10003 10
English for Business and Professional Purposes LANG14021 20
Environment Earth EASC10004 20
Environmental Geoscience 1 EASC10002 40
 
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
Film and Television Forms and Analysis DRAM11005 20
French for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12022 20
French for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12012 10
French for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13012 10
French for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13022 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
Geology 1 EASC10001 40
German for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12023 20
German for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 1 (ab-initio) LANG11043 20
German for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12013 10
German for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13023 20
German for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13013 10
German for Medical Studies Level 1 Grade 3 (post A' level) LANG13303 10
Ghosts, Death and the Afterlife THRS11055 20
Globalisation and Development ECON10053 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
Hinduism and Buddhism THRS11047 20
Historical Studies 1: Western Art Music (up to 1750) MUSI10045 20
Historical Studies I: Western Art Music I MUSI10052 10
Historical Studies II : Western Art Music (1750 to the present day) MUSI10046 20
Historical Studies II: Western Art Music II MUSI10053 10
Homeric Society CLAS12343 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
Introduction to Accounting ACCG10052 20
Introduction to Aegean and Greek Archaeology ARCH14008 20
Introduction to Archaeology ARCH10001 20
Introduction to Czech History RUSS10024 10
Introduction to Czech Literature RUSS10025 10
Introduction to Early Modern History HIST13012 20
Introduction to Early-Modern Art HART10216 20
Introduction to German Studies GERM10023 20
Introduction to German Studies (Post A-Level) GERM10013 40
Introduction to Medieval Art HART10215 20
Introduction to Medieval History HIST13011 20
Introduction to Modern Art HART10217 20
Introduction to Philosophy A PHIL10005 20
Introduction to Philosophy B PHIL10006 20
Introduction to Russian History and Culture RUSS10033 20
Introduction to Russian Literature RUSS10037 20
Introduction to Social Anthropology ANTH10001 20
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language LANG10120 20
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language II LANG10130 20
Introduction to World Politics POLI11102 20
Introduction to the History of the British Empire: Rise, Fall and Legacies HIST13014 20
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science PHIL10015 10
Introduction to the Study of Cultures MODL10011 20
Italian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 1 (ab-initio) LANG11044 20
Italian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12014 10
Italian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12024 20
Italian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13024 20
Italian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13014 10
 
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
Japanese for General Purposes (ab-initio) LANG11046 20
Journeying: Discovering the World, Creating Ourselves GEOG16002 20
Judaism and Christianity THRS11049 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 (Advanced) MODL10014 40
Language for General Purposes (Ab-initio Mandarin Chinese) LANG11047 20
Language for General Purposes - French Level 1, Grade 1 LANG11042 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
Mathematics 1AM MATH10100 40
Mathematics 1AS MATH10300 40
Mathematics 1EM MATH10600 40
Mathematics 1ES MATH10500 40
 
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
Performance Forms and Analysis DRAM11004 20
Personal Identity PHIL10022 20
Philosophical Texts 1: Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion PHIL10003 10
Physics 1E PHYS10300 40
Planet Earth EASC10003 20
Political Concepts POLI11101 20
Principles of Economics EFIM10050 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
Russian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 1 LANG10006 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
Social Identities and Divisions SOCI10007 20
Social Policy and the Welfare State: Historical Perspectives SPOL10011 20
Social Policy and the Welfare State: Key Concepts and Contemporary Ideas SPOL10013 20
Social Policy and the Welfare State: Theoretical Perspectives SPOL10012 20
Social Psychology PSYC11020 10
Spanish for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12015 10
Spanish for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 1 (ab-initio) LANG11045 20
Spanish for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12025 20
Spanish for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13015 10
Spanish for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13025 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
Texts in Modern Political Philosophy PHIL10027 10
The Bible and Theology THRS11048 20
Thinking Sociologically SOCI10004 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
Viewing the City of Rome CLAS12357 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
What is the Good Life? CLAS12354 20
World in Crisis? GEOG16001 20

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