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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
Aircraft Operations AENG24630 10
American Fiction that Matters: US Writing in 'The American Century' MODL23012 20
Anguish in Eden: Foundations of American Prose Writing MODL23011 20
Anthropological Hypotheses ARCH20047 20
Approaches to the Study of Religion THRS20098 20
Archaic Greece CLAS22352 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
Catalan Language (Elementary) MODL23014 20
Changing Families and the State SPOL21008 20
Chekhov on the World Stage RUSS20014 20
Clash of religions: Christianity and Islam THRS20106 20
Comparative Social Policy in a Globalizing World SPOL20048 20
Conservation Biology BIOL20401 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
Divine Love and Ritual Sex: Hindu paths to liberation THRS20104 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
Early and Premodern Christianity THRS20100 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 Histories DRAM23123 20
Film and the Ancient World CLAS22350 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
 
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 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
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 SPOL21018 20
Health Policy in a Global Context SPOL20055 20
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
Integrative Physiology PHPH20008 20
Introduction to Disability Studies SPOL20018 20
Introduction to Linguistics MODL23013 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 1 THRS20188 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 2 THRS20189 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 Pre-Intermediate LANG21046 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
Mechatronics MENG26004 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
 
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 Histories DRAM23125 20
Political Systems of Modern Europe MODL20008 20
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL20019 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 Orthodox Culture RUSS20044 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 THRS20105 20
Social Policy and Development SPOL20050 20
Social Policy and the Environment SPOL22032 20
Social Policy in East Asia SPOL20049 20
Social Research Methods SOAD20004 20
Societal Change and the Transformation of Work SPOL22030 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
 
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 and Topography of Ancient Greece ARCH20021 20
The Archaeology of Myth: From the Trojan War to the end of Atlantis CLAS22384 20
The Bible in the Academy THRS20093 20
The Philosophy of Religion THRS20102 20
The Renaissance and the Rise of the Modern Age THRS20108 20
The Struggle for Russia: 19th-century Debates on Self and Society RUSS20012 20
Theorising Social Welfare II SPOL21002 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 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
3000 Years of Chinese Religions THRS20103 20
‘Hedgehogs and Foxes’: The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel 2019 RUSS20013 20

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