Word Limits and penalties

Word Limits and penalties

Assignments are expected to be 2,500 words in length. The word count excludes footnotes (provided they contain a reference and are not part of the assignment answer), endnotes, bibliography and figures. Tables which contain text will be included in the total word count, whilst tables which contain numerical data will not.

If an assignment exceeds the word limit by the specified amount, then tutors will implement the following deductions:

Excess Length Mark Deduction
Up to and including 10% 5 Marks
More than 10%, up to including 20% 10 Marks
More than 20%, up to and including 30% 15 Marks
More than 30% The work may be submitted and accepted but will be assigned a grade 0