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A-Z list of all open units in 2025/26

Please note: Programme and unit information may change as the relevant academic field develops. We may also make changes to the structure of programmes and assessments to improve the student experience.

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.

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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
Beginners Catalan UWLP10025 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 Portuguese UWLP10026 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
Choral and Orchestral Ensemble Performance UNIV10011 20
City Futures: Migration, Citizenship, and Planetary Change UNIV10005 20
Creative Futures: Tools for Changing the World UNIV10007 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
Decolonise the Future! UNIV10009 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
Intermediate French UWLP10003 20
Intermediate German UWLP10006 20
Intermediate Spanish UWLP10011 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
 
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
Science of Happiness UNIV10010 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
Understanding global problems using data: inequality, climate change and the economy UNIV10008 20

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