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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
Approaches to Poetry ENGL10026 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
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
Children in Society I: An introduction SOWK10001 20
Clash of religions: Christianity and Islam THRS10038 20
Comparative World Archaeology ARCH10003 20
Contemporary European Cinema MODL10009 20
Contemporary Italy ITAL10021 10
Core Physics I:Mechanics and Matter PHYS10006 20
Critical Reasoning PHIL10030 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
Education, Schooling and Diversity SPOL10015 20
English for Academic Purposes LANG10031 10
English for Academic Purposes - Part 1 (Science and Engineering) LANG10002 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
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
 
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
German for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12013 10
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
 
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 I: Western Art Music I MUSI10052 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
Introduction to Archaeology ARCH10001 20
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology PSYC10006 10
Introduction to International Relations SPAI10001 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 Sanskrit I: Grammar THRS10017 20
Introduction to Social Anthropology ANTH10001 20
Introduction to Social Psychology PSYC10007 10
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language LANG10120 20
Introduction to the History of the British Empire: Rise, Fall and Legacies HIST13014 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
 
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
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
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 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
Philosophical Texts: Plato PHIL10024 10
Political Concepts POLI11101 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
Spanish for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12015 10
Spanish for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 3 (post A'Level) LANG13015 10
Stars and Planets 106 PHYS10600 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 Archaeology of Myth: From the Trojan War to the end of Atlantis CLAS12384 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
3000 Years of Chinese Religions THRS10036 20

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