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.

Once you have passed the Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM) exams, the Research and Analysis Project (RAP) is the final component of the Oxford Brookes BSc degree. This consists of two separate documents; a 7,500 word Research Report and a 2,000 word Skills and Learning Statement. The degree classification is the combination of the average mark achieved in your Applied Skills examinations and your RAP. 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 determined from your exam marks in the six Skills Level papers (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 : £430.00 + VAT

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

  • Be registered with Oxford Brookes University ie have opted-in to the BSc degree scheme
  • Pass the Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM) exams and complete the other Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams by exam or exemption. Please be aware that students are required to successfully complete all nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams at least two months prior to the start of the submission period in which the student is seeking to submit
  • Complete the ACCA Ethics and Professional Skills module according to the Research and Analysis Project submission dates
  • Complete and pass the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project

If you are exempt from any of the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams based on a qualification more than 10 years old, you would be required to forfeit all of the exemptions in order to opt in to the degree programme.

The degree must be completed within 10 years of the earliest date of your first examination pass or the date of your first ACCA exemption being granted otherwise your eligibility will be withdrawn.

For more information please see ACCA website

For more information on a Reed mentor please email

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