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ACCA Oxford Brookes BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting

Combine your professional achievements with a Research and Analysis Project (RAP) to gain a 360 credit Bachelor's degree from a leading UK university. 330 credits are gained through passing your ACCA exams and the remaining 30 credits are gained through passing your RAP.

This degree has been jointly designed by the University and the ACCA to meet the requirements of a degree and also those of a professional qualification. As soon as you have completed the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams, and the Ethics and Professional skills module, you may submit a Research and Analysis Project to Oxford Brookes University, which will be assessed by the University Business School staff.

1. Structure and eligibility
2. Study method
3. Study materials and delivery costs
4. MyKaplan: online learning environment
5. Support from your mentor
6. Course pricing

1. Structure and eligibility

To be awarded the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting you must:

  • Be registered with Oxford Brookes University (i.e. opted in to the degree scheme) before passing any of the three ACCA Applied Skills exams FR, AA or FM
  • Pass the three ACCA Applied Skills exams FR, AA and FM and pass other exams as required to successfully complete all Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams by exam or exemption, at least two months prior to the start of the submission period in which you are seeking to submit
  • Complete the ACCA Ethics and Professional Skills module
  • Hold a recognised English language qualification certificate and transcript (if applicable), which must be submitted to and approved by the ACCA, before passing any of papers FR, AA or FM
  • Complete and pass the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project
  • Be up-to-date with the payment of your ACCA subscription fees. You cannot submit a RAP if your ACCA account is suspended.

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your first examination pass or the date of your first ACCA exemption being granted otherwise your eligibility will be withdrawn.

2. Study method

The degree is only available via Distance Learning. You will be mentored online during your research and your mentor will provide relevant guidance and advice.

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Distance Learning ›

Self-study online modules for you to work through at your own pace.

  • Study remotely with printed and online materials
  • Includes a variety of additional online resources
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You will be able to access a range of recorded videos designed to support you throughout your research project. Topics range from selecting a project title to academic research and presentation skills.

Live Induction

In the evening of the first day of your course, there will be a Live Online welcome session to introduce you to the learning platform and the essentials of online learning and studying towards the degree. You can access this session from any computer with a broadband internet connection.

Group presentation

You will be given the opportunity to deliver a presentation on your project to your mentor as well as fellow students in accordance with the Oxford Brookes University’s requirements. This will be conducted entirely online.

3. Study materials and delivery costs

Study materials

You will receive a Kaplan Project Guide but also have access to online materials via MyKaplan, including:

  • Kaplan handbook and FAQs about the Oxford Brookes programme
  • ACCA/OBU project guide
  • ACCA/OBU resubmission guide should you need to make amendments to your project once the University has reviewed it

Delivery costs

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How much it costs to deliver your study materials and how long it takes depends on where in the world you live.

Delivery fees are as follows:

UK and NI - £7 for the first package, £7 for subsequent packages
EU - £30 for the first package, £30 for subsequent packages
Rest of the World - £50 for the first package, £50 for subsequent packages

A package relates to all the materials for a specific subject. If purchasing a course for more than one subject, the additional package charges will apply.

Delivery fees are capped at 3 x the cost, per single order. So, if you buy 5 courses for UK delivery in a single order, it will be £7 x 3, rather than £7 x 5.

Our standard delivery times are:

UK – 3 to 5 working days
EU – 5 to 7 working days
Rest of the World – 7 to 10 working days*

*Subject to availability.

If delivery charges are applicable for your course, they will be shown during the online checkout process, before you complete your payment details.

4. MyKaplan: online learning environment

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Watch our video explaining MyKaplan (1:30)

Our online learning environment consists of MyKaplan, Adobe Connect and Skype. A reliable broadband connection, a webcam and a headset are essential.

MyKaplan is an online learning portal with additional resources to help you prepare for your exams. Your MyKaplan account forms the core of your study experience with Kaplan and includes the following:

Online Features

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    View your online materials in one place and access your content in a few clicks
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    Tutor recordings covering how to prepare for each of the three mentor meetings.
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    You can email a tutor or request a callback
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    Access on mobile, tablet, computer or through the dedicated mobile app
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    Access to VideoBank - hundreds of tutor-led videos to help you get the most out of your course.

In addition, you will also be granted access to the Dublin Business School's ebook platform Dawsonera, for access to a range of materials to aid your research.

Access duration

Please note, all extensions are for the existing content, and do not include any updated content.

Distance Learning
6 months after exam sitting, with three months free extension on request, then a further extension for £50

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5. Support from your mentor

Your mentor will give you positive and constructive feedback, guidance and support. They don’t need to be an expert in your field of research but they will be well informed about the requirements of the Research and Analysis Project (RAP) and the transferable graduate skills you need to demonstrate.

All Kaplan's online mentors are Registered Mentors with Oxford Brookes, and have successfully completed the Oxford Brookes Registered Online Mentoring course, which is designed to provide them with the necessary knowledge base and skills development to best support a mentee in their Research and Analysis Project.

You will attend three online meetings with your mentor, arranged at a time to suit you both.

6. Course pricing

Course price: £575 (inc.VAT)

You will also need to pay a fee to Oxford Brookes University (OBU) when you submit your project. This was £340 for May 2019. OBU are still to confirm the fee for November 2019 submissions.

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