Marking for the programme

Would you like these benefits?

  • Free access to millions of academic journal articles via the internet
  • Borrow software packages, such as SPSS, free of charge
  • Exclusive access to materials that are used in the training programme, handy as a CPD aid
  • A competitive rate of pay
Then why not apply to be a marker for the Lancaster University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology?

Markers receive all of the above benefits and more, as well as full training.

How do we offer these benefits?

Markers for our programme apply for engagement contracts at Lancaster University, which in turn gives them the right to apply for staff library and IT accounts.

Who can be a marker?

Markers should be qualified clinical psychologists who work in the north-west region, and should have attended our training in the assessment being marked. We give preference to those who have specialist expertise in the subject or methods in the work being marked.

What do you have to do?

Have a look at the descriptions of the assignments below, and then email us at j.whitfield@lancaster.ac.uk letting us know which types of coursework you would prefer to mark. We will then invite you to come along to the next training session for that assignment.

Once your application has been processed, and you have received training, your name will be added to our list of potential markers. Contact will be made with you once we have an appropriate piece (or pieces) of work for you to mark. All work at Lancaster is double marked. You will be expected to work independently and then liaise with a co-marker to agree a final mark, the amount of time required to mark and the exact procedure varies from assessment to assessment.

Below are some rough guidelines:

Service Related Project (SRP)

The trainees complete a small scale research project which they submit in the February of their second year of study.

Word count limit - 6,000
Rate of pay - £60 per script

Markers are required to:

  • Attend 1/2 day training
  • Mark scripts allowing 4 hours per script
  • Have discussion with fellow examiner regarding mark awarded (allowing approximately 30 minutes)

Systematic Literature Review

This is submitted in the July of the trainees' first year of study.

Word count limit - 6,000 words
Rate of pay - £50 per script

Markers are required to:

  • Attend 1/2 day training
  • Mark scripts allowing 3-4 hours per script
  • Have discussion with fellow examiner regarding mark awarded (allowing approximately 30 minutes)

Professional Issues Assignment

The trainees submit this in the February of their first year of study.

For the PIA assignment: Word count limit - 2,500 words
Rate of pay - £40 per script

Markers are required to:

  • Attend 1/2 training day
  • Mark scripts allowing 2-3 hours per script
  • Have discussion with fellow examiner regarding mark awarded (allowing approximately 30 minutes)

Thesis

The trainees submit a thesis in the May of their final year of study. The viva examinations for the thesis take place in June and July.

Word count limit - 56,000 words.
Rate of pay - £165 per script

The requirements for the examination of the thesis differ from the above assignments. For this reason individuals are approached by the programme to mark them.