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PH349 - Heidegger's Ontology

  • Module code: PH349
  • Module name: Heidegger's Ontology
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

By the end of the module the student should be able to: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some of the key issues and disputes in 20th century existentialism and phenomenology; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development of the ideas of the period; understand and assess critically and intelligently a key text in this field – Heidegger’s Being and Time; practice the presentation of ideas and arguments in a clear and rigorous fashion, both orally and in written form.

Timetabled teaching activities

In this module students must attend 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of seminars per week

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PH349-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) 1500 word essay 15%
  2500 word essay 85%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year students only) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year (GV18) - Year 4