BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting and Research and Analysis Project

ACCA and Oxford Brookes University have worked together to develop a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting, which is available exclusively to ACCA students who wish to obtain a degree while studying towards the ACCA Qualification.

The Research and Analysis Project (RAP) is the final component of the BSc degree and consists of two separate documents; a 7,500 word Research Report (RR) and a 2,000 word Skills and Learning Statement (SLS). You are also required to give a presentation on the project to your project mentor.

If you wish to submit a Research and Analysis Project (RAP) to Oxford Brookes University then you must have a Project Mentor and Reed Business School are able to offer you this service.

You will have three meetings with your Project Mentor (these meeting can be carried out, face to face, at the Business School or online). The meetings provide your Project Mentor with the opportunity to guide your RAP work and provide feedback to you. The meetings also provide you with the opportunity to develop your personal skills including questioning, listening and giving a presentation. You will reflect on this graduate skills development in your Skills and Learning Statement.

If you are at the start of your studies please be aware that your marks in your exams will affect the class of degree you will be able to achieve, so take a look at the table below to give you something to aim for when sitting your exams!

The class of degree that you could achieve would be based in part on the grade you achieve in your research report and in part on the average marks for papers F4 to F9 (see table below)

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There are lots of benefits to completing the degree, the main one being a degree and a professional accounting qualification are a powerful combination of qualifications to have, increasing your career prospects.

You will not only demonstrate to employers that you possess all the relevant graduate skills to equip you for a brilliant career in accounting and finance, but the degree is from a university that has a reputation for excellence.

Duration : Submission periods are May and November each year and whilst this course is completely self-contained and therefore can be completed at your own pace you should allow yourself sufficient time to complete the work required before the submission deadline.

Price : £430.26 + VAT

Eligibility :   To be eligible for the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting you must:

  • Be registered with Oxford Brookes University i.e. opted-in to the BSc degree scheme before passing any of the three ACCA Fundamentals papers, (FR)F7, (AA)F8 and (FM)F9
  • Pass the three ACCA Fundamentals papers (FR)F7, (AA)F8 and (FM)F9 and pass other papers as required to successfully complete all nine Fundamentals level papers at least two months prior to the start of the submission period in which the student is seeking to submit
  • Complete the ACCA Professional Ethics module by the published deadline before submitting a Research and Analysis Project to Oxford Brookes University (for deadlines see:

Complete and pass the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project. The degree must be completed within 10 years of your start date onto the ACCA’s professional qualification otherwise your eligibility will be withdrawn

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