Taught course

Critical Enquiry

University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Special features:

  • The course is fully online, allowing you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your professional skills
  • Specifically, you will use theory to reflect on practice; critically reflect and engage with a range of professional issues; develop your collaborative skills and work as an effective member of a team
  • You will carry out educational enquiries and research in your workplace
  • Aligned with the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS) standard for career-long professional learning
  • There are face-to-face events in November and June, where you will have the opportunity to meet fellow students and share the outcomes of your enquiries

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01463 279190