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RAP submissions

Research and Analysis Project submissions and re-submissions should all be made via an online registration page. You will be required to complete your personal details online as well as entering your Project Mentor details, making payment and upload your documents.

You must pay a project submission fee to Oxford Brookes with any project submission. The Oxford Brookes Research and Analysis Project (RAP) submission fee for period 33 is £225. The fee for period 34 is £250.

The link will close at 12.00 (midnight) GMT on the day stated on the project submission dates page. Should you experience any difficulties uploading your Research and Analysis Project, please contact the ACCA Office at Oxford Brookes via email at

Please do not send hard copies as these will not be accepted.

You can upload your Research and Analysis Project in all major file formats, see below for details. You should upload separate files for your Research Report, Skills and Learning Statement, Appendices and List of References; these will all then be submitted along with your payment.

Acceptable formats for uploading your RAP 


Word 97 era


Word 2000+ era


Rich text format - for example used by WordPad 


Plain text




penOffice / LibreOffice


PDF file - only allowed for appendices


Excel – all versions – only allowed for appendices


PowerPoint – all versions – only allowed for appendices

Please note: you must successfully complete the Fundamentals level exam papers, F1-F9, and complete the Professional Ethics module at least two months before submitting a Research and Analysis Project to Oxford Brookes. 

Topics 8 and 15 new requirements: November 2016 (Period 33) and May 2017 (Period 34)

All students submitting a project on topic 8 or topic 15 in either November 2016 or May 2017 MUST use sector specific organisations, based on the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). These sectors are:

  • Airlines
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Mobile telecommunications

These sectors will apply to students submitting for the first time or for students changing topic in both the November 2016 (Period 33) and May 2017 (Period 34). For queries, please email

RAP submission dates

Visit our RAP submission dates section for more information

Resubmitting your RAP

Visit our Resubmitting your RAP section for more information


Last updated: 15 Jul 2016