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. It offers 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. ACCA believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development. It supports 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. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes 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 have the opportunity to participate in the Oxford Brookes University degree when they have completed the Knowledge and Skills papers of the ACCA's professional examinations and the Ethics and professional skills module, by submitting a "Research and Analysis Project" to Oxford Brookes University which is assessed by the Oxford Brookes Business School staff.

    The submission fee for the Research and Analysis Project is £420 for November 2020 (Period 41) and May 2021 (Period 42).

    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.

    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?

    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 used on this programme.

    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 .

    How long will it take for my documents to arrive?

    The online shop had details of different delivery methods and associated timescales.

    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 Ethics and Professional Skills Module or all of the ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills 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. There is also guidance on the ACCA BSc student web pages.

    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