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Unit catalogue in 2019/20

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

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The unit catalogue lists information for all units running in the current academic year as well as showing historic data for previous years and provisional data for future academic years.

What are units?

Units are the basic building blocks of study at Bristol. In any given year a student may be taking one or many units each lasting a few weeks or the whole year. Units may be mandatory, optional or open.

Browse units by faculty

A-Z of units

What are open units?

Open units are units that are outside of the student's subject discipline and that any student can take (i.e. not have any pre- or co-requisites), subject to space and timetabling constraints. Single honours undergraduate students are normally able to choose up to 20 credit points of open units.

For staff

See our approval process for information on revising and setting up new units and programmes.