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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:

Sustainable Development
Understanding global problems using data: inequality, climate change and the economy
Creative futures: Tools for changing the World
Future Cities
Science of Happiness

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
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
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 and International Social Policy SPOL10014 20
Constructing Childhoods SPOL10023 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
 
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
Engineering Physics EMAT10005 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
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
German Literature and Film: Genres, Texts, Contexts GERM10035 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
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
Intermediate French UWLP10003 20
Intermediate German UWLP10006 20
Intermediate Spanish UWLP10011 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 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 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
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 Power: Introductions to German History GERM10039 20
Latin Language Level B1 CLAS12307 20
Latin Language Level B2 CLAS12308 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
Modern German Thought and Thinkers GERM10038 20
Modern Italy ITAL10033 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
Post-Beginners French UWLP10002 20
Post-Beginners German UWLP10005 20
Post-Beginners Italian UWLP10015 20
Post-Beginners Spanish UWLP10010 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
Security 101 COMS10005 10
Segregation and inequality in the UK (measurement and debate) SPOL10017 20
Social Identities and Divisions SOCI10007 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 Medieval World HIST10042 20
The Modern World HIST10048 20
Thought CLAS10040 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

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