BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting

Awarded by Oxford Brookes University, U.K.

Applied Accounting

Students studying for their ACCA qualification now have the opportunity to obtain a degree from Oxford Brookes University, a recognised and highly respected UK university. The degree is the same as awarded to on-campus students in U.K.

Aim and Outcome

The BSc degree aims to enhance and extend the knowledge and skills you gain in your ACCA professional studies and to improve your effectiveness as a professional accountancy student and future finance professional.

This Degree pathway enables ACCA students to obtain an Oxford Brookes degree, BSc (Honours) in Applied Accounting, provided the student meets the following ADMISSION, EXEMPTIONS and ELIGIBILITY, PART 1 AND PART 2, requirements and successfully complete the Research and Analysis Project (RAP) and the online Professional Ethics module.


The minimum academic entry requirements for registering on the BSc degree are:

  • 2 ‘A’ levels plus 3 GCE ‘O’ levels including Mathematics and English

  • Oxford Brookes University recognises a number of other qualifications which satisfy the minimum English Language requirement, including a pass in Paper F4 Corporate & Business Law prior to attempting Papers F7, F8 & F9

  • Students who do not have an acceptable English Language qualification, will be permitted to register for the BSc degree only after they have passed Paper 4 Corporate & Business Law

  • If you are a CAT student who has passed the CAT Advanced Level exam papers, you meet all the entry requirements for the BSc Degree

Note: FTMSGlobal entry requirements are communicated via “Years of basic education” i.e. 9 years, 10 years, 11 years or 12 years which are equivalent to ‘N’ Level, GCE ‘O’ Level or ‘A’ Level.


As a registered student, you may be given exemptions from one or more of the 9 ACCA specified exam papers. Oxford Brookes University will give credits for exemptions by ACCA for any of Papers F1-F6. However, if you wish to enrol and be awarded the BSc degree you must sit and pass all of the 3 ACCA subjects F7, F8 & F9.

No exemptions can be given from the Professional Ethics Module or from the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project.



  • Opted-in to the programme
    An ACCA student is automatically registered with Oxford Brookes University for the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, unless you opted-out of the BSc degree programme at the time of initial registration with ACCA. If you have opted-out, you may re-register for the BSc degree scheme BEFORE you attempt examinations and pass any of the three subjects – F7, F8 and F9. If you have passed any one of these three subjects you cannot register onto the BSc degree
  • Successfully completed the ACCA Fundamentals Level examinations

PART 2 - To be attempted after meeting the above requirements

  • Complete the ACCA Professional Ethics Module before its deadline
    You will gain access to the Professional Ethics module via myACCA as soon as you become eligible to take Paper P1, Professional Accountant.
  • Complete and pass the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project (RAP)
    The degree must be completed within 10 years of your initial registration onto the ACCA’s professional qualification otherwise your eligibility will be withdrawn.

Assessment of Research & Analysis Project

RAP consists of two separate documents: 6,500 words Research Report (RR) and 2,000 words Skills and Learning Statement (SLS). To pass the RAP the student must pass both Research Report and Skills and Learning Statement.

The students are given 3 attempts to pass the RAP. The student can either submit the same project topic three times or three different RAPs. Unfortunately, if the students fail the RAP on three separate occasions, they will no longer be eligible to complete the BSc degree.

Programme Structure


Research and Analysis Project Seminar by FTMSGlobal Specialist Lecturer The seminar will cover:

  • Introduction and pre-requisites for the 6500-word RAP and the 2,000-word SLS
  • Choosing a suitable topic
  • Communication and preparing and for mentor meetings and the role of the mentor
  • Research Methods – Primary and Secondary Research
  • Information Gathering
  • Analysis of information
  • Conclusion and report writing
  • Writing the Skills & Learning Statement (SLS)
  • Referencing and basic IT skills
  • Report presentation
  • Submission procedures


Mentorship Programme (face-to-face meeting + flexible timing) 3 meetings between student and mentor (30 minutes each session) and email support. Student can arrange a suitable time with their mentor for all three meetings.

  • To provide support for students in the preparation of their project
  • To give advice on presentation of the project


Presentation (to be arranged with mentor)

  • To deliver a 15-min presentation on your report to peers

For more information please visit:

FTMSGlobal Academy website
BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting

ACCA website

Award and Alumni

Upon successful completion, the students will be awarded the Oxford Brookes degree and will be invited to attend the Oxford Brookes University graduation ceremony in UK.

As a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, you automatically become part of the diverse network of over 100,000 fellow alumni who live and work in more than 150 countries.

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