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A-Z list of all open units in 2015/16

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
Academic Listening and Speaking LANG10007 10
Academic Reading and Writing LANG10008 10
Advanced English Language Studies LANG14011 20
Advanced Legal and Socio-Legal Research Methods LAWDM0084 20
African narratives of migration FREN30039 20
After The Wall: Remembering the GDR GERM32060 20
American Art: Art and Identity (Lecture Response Unit) HART30026 20
American Fiction that Matters: US Writing in 'The American Century' MODL23012 20
Ancient Jewish Novels THRSM0103 20
Ancient Jewish Novels THRS30071 20
Anguish in Eden: Foundations of American Prose Writing MODL23011 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
Archaic Greece CLAS12352 20
Archaic Greece CLAS22352 20
Art and Memory (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HART30041 20
Art in Britain (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HART20024 20
Art in Russia and the Soviet Union (Lecture Response Unit) HART30025 20
Art in the Ancient World CLAS22365 20
Arts Students Count AFAC10004 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
Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences I BIOCM0008 20
Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences II BIOCM0009 20
Brazilian Portuguese Level 2 Grade 2 LANG20003 20
Brazilian Portuguese Level 2 Grade 2 LANG20004 20
Brazilian Portuguese for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 1 LANG10005 20
Brazilian Portuguese for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 LANG20006 20
Buddhism: The Foundations THRSM0015 20
Buddhist Psychology and Mental Health THRS30067 20
Buddhist Psychology and Mental Health THRSM0105 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 SPOL21008 20
Changing Families and the State SPOL31008 20
Charles Dickens ENGLM3019 20
Child Nutrition, Activity and Health SPOL30034 20
Child and Adolescent Psychology SPOL20032 20
Children and Young People in the Law A SPOL30057 20
Children in Society I: An introduction SOWK10001 20
Children in Society II: Children and Contemporary Society SOWK10002 20
Children in a Global Context SPOL32008 20
Christianity and Islam in Early Modern Europe (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25015 20
Christianity and Islam: Viewing the Other THRS20203 20
Classical Greece CLAS12380 20
Classical Greece CLAS22380 20
Classics of European Cinema MODL10010 20
Communicating Science PHYS10001 20
Communist Worlds HIST30019 20
Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction POLI11103 20
Comparative Social Policy in a Globalizing World SPOL20048 20
Comparative Social Policy in a Globalizing World SPOL30048 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 British Theatre DRAM30053 20
Contemporary European Cinema MODL10009 20
Contemporary Russia through the Media RUSS10034 20
Contemporary Writing ENGL10016 20
Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences UNIV10002 20
Core Physics I:Mechanics and Matter PHYS10006 20
Creative Technology Project COMSM0014 40
Criminology: an introduction SPOL10019 20
Critical Concepts in the Study of the Hispanic World HISP10010 20
Critical Reasoning PHIL10030 10
Czech Language (Elementary) MODL23015 20
Czech for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 1 (ab initio) LANG10013 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
Death and Afterlife in Buddhism THRS30101 20
Death and Afterlife in Buddhism THRSM0112 20
Death, Doctors and Disease (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HIST30025 20
Developmental and Cellular Physiology of the Specialised Cell PHPH20010 20
Dissertation BIOCM0005 60
Domestic Violence: Research, Policy and Activism SPOLD2029 20
Domestic Violence: Research, Policy and Activism SPOLM5010 20
Dostoevsky RUSS30063 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
Education, Schooling and Diversity SPOL10015 20
Engineering Physics EMAT10005 20
English for Academic Purposes - Part 1 (Science and Engineering) LANG10002 10
English for Academic Purposes - Part 2 (Science and Engineering) LANG10003 10
Environment Earth EASC10004 20
Environmental Geoscience 1 EASC10002 40
Europe: A Fractal History 1945-1989 (Level H Lecture Response) HIST39003 20
Exiles and Migrants in German Literature GERM30058 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
Family Support SOWK20002 20
Film History to 1960 DRAM20031 20
Film and Television History, 1960 to the present DRAM20030 20
Food and feasting in the Roman World ARCH20049 20
Food and feasting in the Roman World ARCH30031 20
Food: a Global History (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HIST30027 20
French for Business FREN30095 20
French for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG12022 20
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 2 LANG22022 20
From Hell to Heaven: the Bible and spirituality THRS30080 20
Further Foundation Mathematics MATH10007 20
Further Qualitative Methods SPOLM0017 20
Further Quantitative Methods SPOLM0016 20
Future Leaders in Contexts of Change (Teach First) EDUCM0031 30
 
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
Galaxies and the Universe PHYS11500 20
Genocide in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HIST30028 20
Geology 1 EASC10001 40
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 3 (post A'Level) LANG13023 20
German for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21023 20
German for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22023 20
Global Cities (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HIST30034 20
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 SPOL30055 20
History in the Middle Ages (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HIST30031 20
History of Thought CLAS22366 20
History of Thought CLAS12366 20
History of the USA Before 1865 MODL23009 20
History of the USA Since 1865 MODL23010 20
Holocaust Landscapes (Level H Lecture Response) HIST39009 20
Housing, Economy and Society SPOL30020 20
Housing, Economy and Society SPOL22020 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
Inter-professional Working SOWK30002 20
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese LANG31047 20
Interprofessional Working in Children's Services SPOL30037 20
Introduction to Accounting ACCG10052 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 Early Modern History HIST13012 20
Introduction to Early-Modern Art HART10216 20
Introduction to Film and Television Studies DRAM10024 20
Introduction to Francophone African Literature FREN20043 20
Introduction to German Studies GERM10023 20
Introduction to German Studies (Post A-Level) GERM10013 40
Introduction to Hebrew 1 THRS30169 20
Introduction to Hebrew 1 THRS20186 20
Introduction to Hebrew 2 THRS30170 20
Introduction to Hebrew 2 THRS20187 20
Introduction to Hebrew 2 THRS10016 20
Introduction to Hebrew I THRS10015 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 THRSM0097 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 2 THRSM0098 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
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science PHIL10015 10
Introduction to the Study of Cultures MODL10011 20
Introductory Foundation Mathematics MATH10008 20
Issues in World Politics SPAI10004 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 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 LANG21024 20
Italian for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22024 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
Japanese for General Purposes (ab-initio) LANG11046 20
Japanese for General Purposes (post-intermediate) LANG32046 20
Japanese for General Purposes Intermediate LANG31046 20
Japanese for General Purposes Pre-Intermediate LANG21046 20
Jewish Experience in Modern European History (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20044 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 and Literacy in Young Children SPOL30036 20
Language for General Purposes (Ab-initio Mandarin Chinese) LANG11047 20
Language for General Purposes - French Level 1, Grade 1 LANG11042 20
Late Antiquity CLAS22381 20
Late Antiquity CLAS12381 20
Laughter Through Tears: The Comic Tradition in Russian Literature RUSS20049 20
Law Gender and Sexuality LAWDM0033 30
Life and Death in Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe ARCH20050 20
Literature and Politics, 1800-1871 GERM22039 20
Living Religions THRS10028 20
Living Religions ARCH10010 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
Marvels and Monsters (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20049 20
Marx's Political Writings PHIL10018 10
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 20
Medieval Music Palaeography MUSIM0044 20
Medieval Music Palaeography MUSI30121 20
Melodrama DRAM20054 20
Memory and History in the Twentieth Century MODL20010 20
Memory and the Middle Ages HIST20084 20
Migration Policy in the UK and European Union SPOL30030 20
Migration Policy in the UK and European Union SPOL20030 20
Migration, asylum and human rights: EU and global policy perspectives. SPOLM0042 20
Miracles in the Christian Tradition THRS10055 20
Miracles in the Christian Tradition THRS20111 20
Modern Art in the USA 1900-1939 (Lecture Response Unit) HART20005 20
Modern Italy ITAL10029 20
Modern Latin American Revolutions HIST20042 20
Modern Standard Arabic Level 1 Grade 1 LANG10012 20
Modern Women Artists HART20018 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
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
Paradoxes PHIL10028 10
People and Cultures of the British Isles ARCH10011 20
Performance Forms and Analysis DRAM11004 20
Performance Histories DRAM23125 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
Pirates (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HIST30032 20
Planet Earth EASC10003 20
Play and Creativity SPOL22021 20
Political Systems of Modern Europe MODL20008 20
Politics and Society in Contemporary Britain (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25007 20
Politics of Performance DRAM20048 20
Popular Performance: Cabaret, Music Hall, Musicals and Revue DRAM23124 20
Poverty, Inequality and Social Inclusion Research SPOLD2024 20
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL20019 20
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL30019 20
Precursors of Modernism: Heine, Buchner, Kleist GERM30057 20
Preliminary Physics A - Mechanics, Waves and Optics PHYS10003 20
Preliminary Physics B - Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics and Atomic Physics PHYS10002 20
Principles of Economics EFIM10050 20
Prints HART30046 20
Public Management EFIM20019 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
Realism (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HART30044 20
Reception Studies MODLM0024 20
Religion and Material Culture THRS20096 20
Religion and Material Culture ARCH20054 20
Religion and Material Culture THRS11051 20
Religious and Cultural Change in India: from Indus to Islam THRS20101 20
Representing the Holocaust GERM32054 20
Researching Child and Family Welfare SPOLM0011 20
Researching Health and Social Care SPOLM5004 20
Researching Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion SPOLM5011 20
Revels and Riots: Popular Culture in Early Modern England (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20021 20
Roman Imperial Culture CLAS20034 20
Roman Imperial Culture CLAS10029 20
Russian Language Level 2 Grade 1 LANG20005 20
Russian Orthodox Culture RUSS20044 20
Russian Thought 1825-1881 RUSS20048 20
Russian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 1 LANG10006 20
Russian for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 2 (post GCSE) LANG10014 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
Sculpture and the Body (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HART20026 20
Segregation and inequality in the UK (measurement and debate) SPOL10017 20
Sex, Marriage, and Deviance in the Medieval and Early Modern Eras THRSM0109 20
Sex, Marriage, and Deviance in the Medieval and Early Modern Eras THRS30077 20
Sisters, Saints and Sinners: Women and the Medieval Church THRSM0115 20
Sisters, Saints and Sinners: Women and the Medieval Church THRS30076 20
Sixties America and its Aftermath (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20052 20
Slavery and the Modern World (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25003 20
Social Identities and Divisions SOCI10007 20
Social Policy and Development SPOL20050 20
Social Policy and Development SPOL30050 20
Social Policy and the Environment SPOL32032 20
Social Policy and the Environment SPOL22032 20
Social Policy and the Welfare State: Historical Perspectives SPOL10011 20
Social Policy and the Welfare State: Key Concepts and Contemporary Issues SPOL10018 20
Social Policy and the Welfare State: Theoretical Perspectives SPOL10012 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
Sociolinguistics: Language Variation and Change MODL30015 20
Soviet Experiment: Constructing Socialism 1917-1991 (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25017 20
Spanish for Business HISP30057 20
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) LANG13025 20
Spanish for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21025 20
Spanish for Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 2 LANG22025 20
Spotlights on Anglo-German Relations: Literature, Media, Film GERM20031 20
Stars and Planets 106 PHYS10600 20
Strangers in the Land: Making America and Becoming American (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25006 20
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 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 and Topography of Ancient Rome ARCH20024 20
The Archaeology of Myth: From the Trojan War to the end of Atlantis CLAS22384 20
The Archaeology of Myth: From the Trojan War to the end of Atlantis CLAS12384 20
The Body in Antiquity CLAS20032 20
The Body in Antiquity CLAS10010 20
The Body, Gender and Religion THRS10042 20
The Body, Gender and Religion THRS20192 20
The British World (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HIST30033 20
The Business of the Humanities HUMS20003 20
The Development of the Modern Mass Media: Disciplining Democracy (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HIST30012 20
The Dynamic Cell BIOCM0007 20
The Early Reformation (Level I Lecture Response) HIST25009 20
The Feminist Politics of Food SPAI30031 20
The History of Christianity: Core Texts THRSM0001 20
The Origins of the Old Regime, 1550-1750 (Level H Lecture Response Unit) HIST30037 20
The Philosophy of Religion THRS20102 20
The Philosophy of Religion THRS10034 20
The Renaissance and the Rise of the Modern Age THRS10041 20
The Renaissance and the Rise of the Modern Age THRS20108 20
The South African War (Level I Lecture Response Unit) HIST20023 20
The True, the Good, and the Beautiful: Neoplatonism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam THRS30078 20
The True, the Good, and the Beautiful: Neoplatonism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam THRSM0108 20
Theorising Social Welfare SPOL30038 20
Theorising Social Welfare SPOL20024 20
Theorising Social Welfare 1 SPOL31001 20
Torah through the Ages THRS20198 20
Translation and Adaptation DRAM20055 20
Translation and Adaptation DRAM30055 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 Urban Society SPOL30023 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
War Stories: Representation and Memory of Conflict in France since World War One FREN30041 20
War and Society HIST20035 20
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
Youth Justice SPOL20022 20
Youth Justice SPOL32006 20
Youth Policy and Social Welfare SPOL22022 20
Youth, Sexualities and Gendered Violence SPOL22023 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
Divine Love in Hinduism: From Devotion to Tantra THRS10054 20
Divine Love in Hinduism: From Devotion to Tantra THRS20204 20
'Talking to Tyrants' Politics, Thought and Drama in 1780s Germany GERM20030 20
‘Hedgehogs and Foxes’: The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel 2019 RUSS20013 20

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