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A-Z list of all open units in 2013/14

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
Advanced Legal Research Methods and Legal System LAWDM1008 10
Advanced Legal and Socio-Legal Research Methods LAWDM0084 20
Aircraft Operations AENG24630 10
Alchemy, Magic & Science in Early Modernity THRSM0102 20
American Fiction that Matters: US Writing in 'The American Century' MODL23012 20
Analysis in Management EFIM10003 20
Ancient Jewish Novels THRSM0103 20
Ancients and moderns: cultures of humanism in Renaissance Europe MODL30002 20
Anguish in Eden: Foundations of American Prose Writing MODL23011 20
Anthropological Hypotheses ARCH20047 20
Anticipating the End: Russian Thought in the Shadow of Revolution (1890-1917) RUSS30059 20
Approaches to Poetry ENGL10026 20
Approaches to Shakespeare ENGL10027 20
Approaches to the Study of Religion THRS20098 20
Approaches to the Study of Religion THRS10030 20
Approaches to the study of Political Science POLI11104 20
Archaic Greece CLAS12352 20
Archaic Greece CLAS22352 20
Atheism THRSM0107 20
Audio-Visual Culture HARTM0027 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
Big Ideas in Science CHEM10001 20
Biology 1A: Diversity of Life BIOL11000 40
Biology 1B: Life Processes BIOL12000 40
Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences I BIOCM0008 20
Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences II BIOCM0009 20
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
Cancer Biology PANMM0014 20
Cardiovascular Research PHPHM0005 20
Catalan Language (Elementary) MODL23014 20
Changing Families and the State SPOL31008 20
Changing Families and the State SPOL21008 20
Charles Dickens ENGLM3019 20
Chekhov on the World Stage RUSS20014 20
Children in Society I: An introduction SOWK10001 20
Children in Society II: Children and Contemporary Society SOWK10002 20
Clash of religions: Christianity and Islam THRS20106 20
Clash of religions: Christianity and Islam THRS10038 20
Classics of European Cinema MODL10010 20
Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction POLI11103 20
Comparative Social Policy in a Globalizing World SPOL30048 20
Comparative Social Policy in a Globalizing World SPOL20048 20
Comparative World Archaeology ARCH10003 20
Comparative and International Social Policy SPOL10014 20
Computational Bioinformatics COMS30003 10
Conservation Biology BIOL20401 10
Contemporary British Cinema MODL30007 20
Contemporary European Cinema MODL10009 20
Contemporary Film DRAMM0017 20
Contemporary Hollywood Cinema DRAM33127 20
Contemporary Italy ITAL10021 10
Contemporary Russia through the Media RUSS10034 20
Contemporary Theatre DRAM33126 20
Contemporary Writing ENGL10016 20
Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences UNIV10002 20
Core Physics I:Mechanics and Matter PHYS10006 20
Critical Reasoning PHIL10030 10
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
Developmental and Cellular Physiology of the Specialised Cell PHPH20010 20
Diet and Dating in Prehistory ARCH30023 20
Dissertation BIOCM0005 60
Divine Love and Ritual Sex: Hindu paths to liberation THRS10037 20
Divine Love and Ritual Sex: Hindu paths to liberation THRS20104 20
Doing Social Research SOCI10005 20
Domestic Violence: Research, Policy and Activism SPOLM5010 20
Dynamics of Networks EMATM0008 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
Early and Premodern Christianity THRS10032 20
Early and Premodern Christianity THRS20100 20
Economy and Society in the Ancient World CLAS12331 20
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
European Society MODLM2046 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
Film and Television Forms and Analysis DRAM11005 20
Film and Television Histories DRAM23123 20
Film and the Ancient World CLAS12350 20
Film and the Ancient World CLAS22350 20
French for Business and Professional Purposes Level 3 LANG34012 10
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
French for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21022 20
French for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 (continuation of Level 1 Grade 1) LANG21012 10
French for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22022 20
French for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22012 10
Further Qualitative Methods SPOLM0017 20
Further Quantitative Methods SPOLM0016 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 Business and Professional Purposes Level 3 LANG34013 10
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
German for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21013 10
German for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21023 20
German for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22023 20
German for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22013 10
Globalisation and Development ECON10053 20
Green Planet BIOL20013 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
Health Care Policies SPOL31018 20
Health Care Policies SPOL21018 20
Health Policy in a Global Context SPOL20055 20
Health Policy in a Global Context SPOL30055 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
History of the USA Before 1865 MODL23009 20
History of the USA Since 1865 MODL23010 20
Human-Computer Interaction COMS21301 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
Infection, Immunology and Immunity PANMM0015 20
Integrative Physiology PHPH20008 20
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese LANG31047 20
Introduction to Accounting ACCG10052 20
Introduction to Aegean and Greek Archaeology ARCH14008 20
Introduction to Archaeology ARCH10001 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 Disability Studies SPOL20018 20
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 International Relations SPAI10001 20
Introduction to Linguistics MODL23013 20
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 Sanskrit 1 THRS20188 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 1 THRS30171 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 2 THRS30172 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 2 THRS20189 20
Introduction to Sanskrit I: Grammar THRS10017 20
Introduction to Sanskrit II: Texts THRS10018 20
Introduction to Social Anthropology ANTH10001 20
Introduction to Social Psychology PSYC10007 10
Introduction to Social Work Research SPOLM5013 20
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language LANG10120 20
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language II LANG10130 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) LANG12024 20
Italian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12014 10
Italian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13014 10
Italian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13024 20
Italian for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21014 10
Italian for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21024 20
Italian for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22024 20
Italian for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22014 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
Japanese for General Purposes Intermediate LANG31046 20
Japanese for General Purposes Pre-Intermediate LANG21046 20
Journeying: Discovering the World, Creating Ourselves GEOG16002 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
Law Gender and Sexuality LAWDM0033 30
Living Religions THRS10028 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
Mandarin Chinese for General Purposes (pre-intermediate) LANG21047 20
Marine Ecology and Physiology BIOL21403 10
Markets, Government and Public Policy SPOL20017 20
Markets, Government and Public Policy SPOL30021 20
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 20
Mathematics 1AS MATH10300 40
Mathematics 1EM MATH10600 40
Mathematics 1ES MATH10500 40
Mechatronics MENG26004 10
Medieval Mystics and Visionaries in Medieval England THRSM0100 20
Modern Mathematical Biology MATHM0014 10
Modern Mathematical Biology MATH30004 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
Neurophysiology PHPH20009 20
Neuroscience PHPHM0006 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
Performance Forms and Analysis DRAM11004 20
Performance Histories DRAM23125 20
Performing the Body DRAMM1114 20
Pharmacology PHPHM0007 20
Philosophical Text 3: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics PHIL10008 10
Philosophical Texts 1: Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion PHIL10003 10
Philosophical Texts: Plato PHIL10024 10
Planet Earth EASC10003 20
Policy Processes and Policy Research SPOLM5008 20
Political Concepts POLI11101 20
Political Systems of Modern Europe MODL20008 20
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL20019 20
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL30019 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
Reflection on Religious Pluralism in Contemporary Society THRSM0101 20
Research Methods and Questions: Working with Theatre and Performance Archives DRAMM0019 20
Researching Child and Family Welfare SPOLM0011 20
Researching Health and Social Care SPOLM5004 20
Researching Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion SPOLM5011 20
Romano-British Archaeology ARCH10009 20
Russian Orthodox Culture RUSS20044 20
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
Sacred Scripture and Popular Culture THRS10039 20
Sacred Scripture and Popular Culture THRS20105 20
Social Identities and Divisions SOCI10007 20
Social Policy and Development SPOL20050 20
Social Policy and Development SPOL30050 20
Social Policy and the Environment SPOL22032 20
Social Policy and the Environment SPOL32032 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 Policy in East Asia SPOL20049 20
Social Policy in East Asia SPOL30049 20
Social Research Methods SOAD20004 20
Social and Legal Theory LAWDM0083 20
Societal Change and the Transformation of Work SPOL22030 20
Societal Change and the Transformation of Work SPOL32025 20
Socio-legal Research Methods LAWDM1007 10
Spanish and Business Studies HISP30039 20
Spanish for Business and Professional Purposes Level 3 LANG34015 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
Spanish for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21025 20
Spanish for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21015 10
Spanish for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22025 20
Spanish for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22015 10
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 Archaeology and Topography of Ancient Greece ARCH20021 20
The Archaeology of Myth: From the Trojan War to the end of Atlantis CLAS12384 20
The Archaeology of Myth: From the Trojan War to the end of Atlantis CLAS22384 20
The Bible in the Academy THRS20093 20
The Dynamic Cell BIOCM0007 20
The Persian Empire CLASM0048 20
The Philosophy of Religion THRS10034 20
The Philosophy of Religion THRS20102 20
The Renaissance and the Rise of the Modern Age THRS20108 20
The Renaissance and the Rise of the Modern Age THRS10041 20
The Struggle for Russia: 19th-century Debates on Self and Society RUSS20012 20
Theorising Social Welfare II SPOL21002 20
Theorising Social Welfare II SPOL31002 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
Understanding Public Policy SPOL30054 20
Understanding Public Policy SPOL20054 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 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
1AM Further Mathematics MATH10002 20
1AS Further Statistics MATH10001 20
3000 Years of Chinese Religions THRS20103 20
3000 Years of Chinese Religions THRS10036 20
‘Hedgehogs and Foxes’: The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel 2019 RUSS20013 20

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