University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Critical Enquiry

This course 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 chose 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.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree Modules: PgCert: Introduction to Critical Enquiry, Policy and Practice, Collaborative Enquiry. PgDip:School based research approaches, Critical reflection and enquiry, Teacher Agency and professional practice. MEd: Educational enquiry proposal, Educational enquiry project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MEd Online study £ 520 per Module (home fees) 3 years
MEd Online study £ 650 per Module (EU fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Inverness College UHI Inverness IV2 5NA Scotland
Lews Castle College UHI Stornoway HS2 0XR Scotland
Orkney College UHI Orkney KW15 1LX Scotland

Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0845 272 3600