The BSc (Hons) in Applied Accountancy is a joint initiative between ACCA and Oxford Brookes University(voted best modern University for seven consecutive years by The Times newspaper). The degreeprogramme was designed to recognise the quality of the ACCA professional qualification and to providestudents with the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised academic qualification, whilst taking their ACCA examinations.The degree is a highly regarded qualification that is based on practical, professional, employer-drivenaccounting requirements. It enables students to prove that not only have they mastered the knowledgerequired for the degree, but that they have the key skills required by graduate employers.The degree is awarded on the basis of successful performance in the Fundamentals level of the new syllabus ACCA examinations and a Research and Analysis Project (RAP) assessed by Oxford Brookes University in linewith their normal degree assessment criteria.
To be eligible, you must have completed the Fundamentals level of the new ACCA qualification (F1 – F9) andspecifically have sat and passed papers F7, F8 & F9. If awarded exemptions from papers F7, F8 or F9 youwill not be eligible to join the degree scheme. You are also required to hold a minimum English languagequalification (e.g. GCSE English) or equivalent (which includes ACCA paper F4). You are given the opportunity to opt into the degree at the time of initial registration with ACCA. For thosewho do not opt in at this time you can do so on the ACCA website, any time prior to passing papers F7, F8or F9. Your status is indicated on each examination entry form, which is sent out in February and Augusteach year. Please note that you must complete your RAP within ten years from your first date of registrationwith ACCA (see ACCA website for details). You must also complete the online Ethics module BEFORE you can submit your RAP. Deadlines are asfollows:
to submit your RAP in May, complete the Ethics module by 15 April of the same year
to submit your RAP in November, complete the Ethics module by 15 October of the same yearStudents will only be permitted 3 attempts to complete the degree.
To obtain the degree, you need to have passed not only the relevant ACCA examinations (see above) butalso have to produce the following output specifically for Oxford Brookes:
Pass the Research and Analysis Project (RAP) which consists of 2 parts:
6500 word Research Project (RP)
2000 word Skills & Learning Statement (SLS)
Deliver a presentation of your findings to the Project Mentor and peer group
Attend 3 mentor meetings with your Project MentorOxford Brookes provides a list of 20 project titles, which should cater for the majority of projects beingundertaken. It is strongly advised that you adhere to this list of topics, which can be adapted to suitindividual interests and/or company requirements. These can be found on the ACCA website.