Answered By: Elaine Pocklington
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2018     Views: 2667

You need to count all the the text including words that are part of any graphical representations in your word count. The following items are excluded from the word count:
• abstracts
• data
• tables
• figures
• diagrams
• in-text references/citations (this means Author(s) and Date not quote itself)
• footnotes/endnotes used for reference purposes and kept within reasonable limits
• list of references and/or bibliography
• appendices

This information can be found in the Academic Regulations.