Critical Enquiry

University of the Highlands and Islands


UHI Inverness, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The Master of Education: Critical Enquiry is a three year part-time online programme for professionals working in education settings. Participants build on their skills in reflective practice to critically engage with educational theory, research, policy and complex professional issues.

The programme utilises a collaborative approach to online learning, with learning activities designed to develop teacher agency, support professional dialogue and develop critical enquiry to inform practice. Participants choose the focus of their work on each module to fit with their professional interests and responsibilities. The collaborative learning activities support participants to work together on practice and develop creative responses to professional issues.

You can exit after 12 months with PgCert Critical Enquiry

You can exit after 24 months with PgDip Critical Enquiry

Entry Requirements

Honours or ordinary degree with relevant practice experience. You must be employed full or part time within an education setting.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

3 years


Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other