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A-Z list of all open units in 2016/17

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
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
American Fiction that Matters: US Writing in 'The American Century' MODL23012 20
Approaches to Poetry ENGL10026 20
Arts Students Count AFAC10004 20
Atheism THRSM0107 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
Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences I BIOCM0008 20
Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences II BIOCM0009 20
Brazilian Portuguese Level 2 Grade 2 LANG20004 20
Brazilian Portuguese for General Purposes Level 1 Grade 1 LANG10005 20
Buddhism: The Foundations THRSM0015 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
Charles Dickens ENGLM3019 20
Child Nutrition, Activity and Health SPOL30034 20
Child and Adolescent Psychology SPOL20032 20
Children and Social Harm SPOL30060 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
Classics of European Cinema MODL10010 20
Contemporary British Cinema MODL30007 20
Contemporary British Theatre DRAM30053 20
Contemporary European Cinema MODL10009 20
Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences UNIV10002 20
Core Physics I:Mechanics and Matter PHYS10006 20
Criminology: an introduction SPOL10019 20
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
Disabled Childhoods SPOLM0050 20
Dissertation BIOCM0005 60
Domestic Violence: Research, Policy and Activism SPOLD2029 20
Drugs and Society SPOL21011 20
Drugs and Society SPOL30011 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
Education and Society SPOL20020 20
Education and Society SPOL30028 20
Education, Schooling and Diversity SPOL10015 20
Engineering Physics EMAT10005 20
Environment Earth EASC10004 20
Environmental Geoscience 1 EASC10002 40
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
French for Business and Enterprise FREN30047 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
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
Gender Based Violence SPOL20021 20
Gender based Violence SPOL30029 20
German History and Thought GERM10037 20
German Literature and Film: Genres, Texts, Contexts GERM10035 20
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 Contexts of Rights and Disability SPOLM0049 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 Policy in a Global Context SPOL30055 20
Historical Studies 1: Western Art Music (up to 1750) MUSI10045 20
Historical Studies II : Western Art Music (1750 to the present day) MUSI10046 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
Inclusive Research with Disabled People ACHSM0001 20
Infection, Immunology and Immunity PANMM0015 20
Inside Medieval Music MUSI30122 20
Inside Medieval Music MUSI20113 20
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese LANG31047 20
Interprofessional Working in Children's Services SPOL30037 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 Digital Humanities HUMS20006 20
Introduction to Disability Studies SPOL20018 20
Introduction to Early Modern History HIST13012 20
Introduction to Early-Modern Art HART10216 20
Introduction to Francophone African Literature FREN20043 20
Introduction to German Studies (Post A-Level) GERM10036 40
Introduction to Medieval Art HART10215 20
Introduction to Medieval History HIST13011 20
Introduction to Modern Art HART10217 20
Introduction to Russian Literature RUSS10037 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 1 THRSM0097 20
Introduction to Sanskrit 2 THRSM0098 20
Introduction to Sanskrit I: Grammar THRS10017 20
Introduction to Sanskrit II: Texts THRS10018 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 Medical Humanities HUMS20004 20
Introductory Foundation Mathematics MATH10008 20
Issues in World Politics POLI10001 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 Specific Purposes Level 2 Grade 1 LANG21024 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 Law LAWD30010 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 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
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
Marine Ecology and Physiology BIOL21403 10
Mathematics 1A20 MATH11004 20
Medieval Music Palaeography MUSIM0044 20
Medieval Mystics and Visionaries in Medieval England THRSM0100 20
Migration Policy in the UK and European Union SPOL20030 20
Migration Policy in the UK and European Union SPOL30030 20
Migration, asylum and human rights: EU and global policy perspectives. SPOLM0042 20
Modern Italy ITAL10029 20
Modern Standard Arabic Level 1 Grade 1 LANG10012 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
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
Pedagogy and Curriculum in TESOL EDUCM5902 20
Personal Welfare Services SPOL30053 20
Personal Welfare Services SPOL20053 20
Pharmacology PHPHM0007 20
Philosophical Approaches to Religious Experience THRS20206 20
Philosophical Texts 1: Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion PHIL10003 10
Play and Creativity SPOL22021 20
Poverty, Inequality and Social Inclusion Research SPOLD2024 20
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL30019 20
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policy SPOL20019 20
Prague: A Tale of Three Cities MODL30017 20
Precursors of Modernism: Heine, Buchner, Kleist GERM30057 20
Punishment in Society SPOL20052 20
Punishment in Society SPOL30052 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
Reception Studies MODLM0024 20
Reimagining Odysseus MODL30019 20
Reproduction Law, Ethics, and Policy LAWD30068 20
Researching Health and Social Care SPOLM5004 20
Russia in the 1990s: A Decade of Chaos? RUSS30065 20
Russian Language Level 2 Grade 1 LANG20005 20
Russian Orthodox Culture RUSS20044 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
Segregation and inequality in the UK (measurement and debate) SPOL10017 20
Sisters, Saints and Sinners: Women and the Medieval Church THRSM0115 20
Social Policy and the European Union SPOL20051 20
Social Policy and the European Union SPOL30051 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
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
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
The Bible in the Academy THRS20093 20
The Body, Gender and Religion THRS20192 20
The Dynamic Cell BIOCM0007 20
The Foundations of Buddhist Thought and Practice THRS20031 20
The History of Christianity: Core Texts THRSM0001 20
The Public Role of the Humanities HUMS30001 20
The State of Welfare SPOL20027 20
The State of Welfare SPOL30044 20
The True, the Good, and the Beautiful: Neoplatonism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam THRSM0108 20
Therapeutic Work with Children SPOL30035 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 Russia: Critical Approaches RUSS10039 20
Urban Governance and Democracy SPOL20028 20
Urban Governance and Democracy SPOL30045 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
World in Crisis? GEOG16001 20
Writing Revolution: Russian Literature, 1910-1940 RUSS30068 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
'Talking to Tyrants' Politics, Thought and Drama in 1780s Germany GERM20030 20
3000 Years of Chinese Religions THRS20103 20
‘Hedgehogs and Foxes’: The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel 2019 RUSS20013 20

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