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Bristol Courses – 2024 Spring

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC's partnership with the University of Bristol provides you with the rich opportunity to study at one of the top 10 universities in Britain and in the top one percent of universities in the world. At Bristol, you're able to choose from a wide array of academic courses from across the university to make a personalized study program that's flexible enough to work for your degree at home. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by the University of Bristol. Students will enroll in 50-60 Bristol credits per semester which ranges from 2-6 courses. Courses are typically 10-40 Bristol credits each, which equates to 3-10 U.S. semester credits.

Areas of Study at the University of Bristol (subject to change):

Arts and Humanities

  • Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • English Literature
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Innovation
  • Modern Languages
  • Music (majors/minors only)
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre (majors/minors only)
  • Religion and Theology

Life Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychological Science

Science *

  • Chemistry (yearlong only)
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geographical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Engineering and Computer Science *

  • Aerospace Engineering (mostly yearlong)
  • Civil Engineering (mostly yearlong)
  • Computer Science (majors/minors only)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering (mostly yearlong)

Social Sciences and Law

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law (yearlong only)
  • Management
  • Policy Studies
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Sociology

* - Science and engineering courses will require fall students to sit for exams in January. Limited capacity; difficult for study abroad student to get approved for these courses.

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Spring 2024: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1


  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications will be considered)
  • Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

50 students




AASAP/UK -- Association of American Study Abroad Programmes United Kingdom

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