Oxford Brookes Business School

BSc Applied Accounting

  • This Bachelors Honours Degree is an exclusive degree offered to ACCA students through a unique and innovative collaboration between ACCA and Oxford Brookes Business School.

    ACCA students

    ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

    Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development. We support our 208,000 members and 503,000 students in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of 104 offices and centres and more than 7,300 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

    This degree has been jointly designed by the University and ACCA to meet the requirements of a degree and also those of a professional qualification. Students of ACCA are now automatically registered for the Oxford Brookes University degree when they enrol with ACCA. When students have completed the Knowledge and Skills papers of the ACCA's professional examinations, and the Ethics and professional skills module, they may submit a "Research and Analysis Project" to Oxford Brookes University which will be assessed by the University Business School staff.

    Thesubmission fee for the Research and Analysis Project is £340 for May 2019(Period 38) and £380 for November 2019 (Period 39).

    This collaboration offers ACCA's students the opportunity to:

    • gain a further prestigious award
    • gain recognition of achievement within a professional development scheme/career path
    • establish a 'firmer foundation' to further professional development.

    To find out more, visit the ACCA BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting website

  • The ACCA offers examinations globally under the terms of its Royal Charter - see in particular Section 4 (l) and 4 (m).

    The qualification is recognised by the UK Government and incorporated into the UK's Company Acts. Click on the links for a letter from the Department of Trade and Industry and section 389 of the Companies Act 1985.

    In addition, the ACCA is recognised by the UN.

    ACCA's syllabus formed the basis of the United Nations' global accountancy curriculum titled Guideline on National Requirements for the Qualification of Professional Accountants published in 1999. ACCA was a participant in the consultative group, which devised this global Benchmark, and reference to ACCA's role is included throughout the publication.

    How do I contact the ACCA team at Oxford Brookes University?

    Please email us at acca@brookes.ac.uk. You should include your ACCA number, your full name and date of birth in all correspondence with us.

    Am I eligible for the programme?

    You will need to have opted into the programme before completing ACCA papers F7, F8 and F9. To confirm whether you are eligible for the programme, you will need to contact ACCA directly. Please refer to the BSc Applied Accounting Information Pack for further details on eligibility.

    Where can I find a learning provider?

    Please go to the ACCA website at: www.accaglobal.com

    Is the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting recognised in the country in which I live?

    The BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting is equivalent to a three-year undergraduate degree undertaken at a UK university and is recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). You will have to ask your own higher education authority if the BSc is recognised in your own country.

    Can you provide me with my Grade Point Average?

    The Grade Point Average system is not currently in use at Oxford Brookes University.

    How many credits is the degree worth?

    360 credits or 180 European Credit Transfer System credits.

    Can you provide me with a personal or academic reference?

    As the programme is a distance learning course, we are unable to provide academic or personal references. However, we are able to provide award confirmation letters and /or transcripts.

    How do I request an award confirmation letter/transcript?

    Transcripts, Award confirmation letters and other student letters can be ordered through our on-line shop for letters.

    There is a £15 charge for letters and transcripts. If you wish to have a letter/transcript sent to an address other than the one you registered with, you must provide a scanned copy of your passport/photo ID.

    How long will it take for my documents to arrive?

    The Royal Mail advises that it will take 5-7 working days for international recorded delivery. However, some countries have slower postal systems and posted items can take considerably longer to arrive. Further information can be obtained from your local postal provider.

    How can I apply for exceptional circumstances?

    If you wish to apply for an extension on the grounds of exceptional circumstances, you must do so before your ten-year eligibility period expires.

    Will I be given my degree certificate at my graduation ceremony?

    No, it will be posted to you within three months of your award. All queries regarding certificates should be sent to: certificates@brookes.ac.uk.

    Is it possible to submit a project without completing the Professional Ethics Module or all of the ACCA Fundamental papers (including exemptions)?


    Who can be my mentor?

    Your mentor can be a senior colleague at work, eg. your line manager, your tutor at college or university, or a qualified chartered certified accountant. If you have found a prospective mentor who does not fall into one of these categories, please login and e-mail their CV to acca@brookes.ac.uk

    If you are unable to find a suitable mentor, please visit our ACCA web pages.

    Please note:Mentoring is service which is provided by a Registered Mentor, working as your personal contractor. Many Mentors may charge for providing this service. This charge can sometimes be up to £500 GBP.

    Do I need to read the information Pack?

    Yes. The Information Pack contains the list of topic titles, guidance on writing your project, referencing etc.

    When can I submit a project?

    There are two submission periods each year, one in May and one in November. The dates are published in the BSc Information Pack.

    How do I submit my project?

    For details of how to submit your project, please visit our ACCA web pages.

    I've lost my password, what should I do?

    Please e-mail us at acca@brookes.ac.uk with your ACCA number, full name and date of birth. Please remember that your password is case sensitive.

    How can I pay?

    You can pay on-line, when you submit your project. Payment can be made using a credit or debit card. If you do not have a credit or debit card, you can send us a banker's draft. Please contact us at acca@brookes.ac.uk for further details.

    I am unsure on how to reference properly, what should I do?

    Please refer to the library website for further information.

    I failed in my last project submission. Which sections do I need to re-submit?

    If you have failed both the Research Report (RR) and the Skills and Learning Statement (SLS) you will need to re-submit both elements again.

    If you have passed your RR but failed your SLS, you will need to re-submit your SLS.

    If you have passed your SLS but failed your RR, you will need to re-submit your RR.

    If you are re-submitting, you will need to complete a 500 word re-submission statement. If you have changed your topic you will need to upload a brief statement stating that you have done so.

  • Want to find out more?

    For specific project issues or other problems then please email Oxford Brookes at acca@brookes.ac.uk