Students' FAQs on the Oxford Brookes Degree

What do I need to do to be awarded the BSc degree?

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

  • Have passed the three ACCA Applied Skills examinations Financial Reporting (was F7), Audit and Assurance (was F8) and Financial Management (was F9).
  • Have passed, or gained exemption from, the other six papers at the Knowledge Level and Skills Level. Conditional exemptions are not acceptable.
  • Have completed the ACCA Ethics and Professional Skills module (or the previous Professional Ethics module)
  • Be up-to-date with the payment of your ACCA subscription fees. 
  • Demonstrate currency of knowledge by either:
    - passing your RAP within 10 years of the earliest of: the date of your first ACCA examination pass, or the date of your first ACCA exemption being granted.
    - passing 3 ACCA (Applied Skills or Strategic Professional) examinations in the 5 year period before submitting and passing your RAP.

To submit the Research and Analysis Project in the May and November submission periods, please refer to RAP submission dates

Log on to myACCA, to find out if you have opted in to the degree scheme and whether you are eligible to do so.

Find further information about the Oxford Brookes University BSc degree.

Why am I not eligible for the Oxford Brookes degree programme?

If you are not eligible for the degree programme, then it will be for one of the following reasons:
You enrolled with ACCA before the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting degree was introduced.

  • When the degree programme was introduced in 2000/2001, all eligible registered students were asked to opt into the degree scheme by November 2001. Any student who did not do so would have been automatically withdrawn. 
  • If you registered with ACCA prior to November 2001, have yet to complete the Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA) or Financial Management (FM) exams  and are within 10 years of the earliest date of your first examination pass or the date of your first ACCA exemption being granted’, please contact ACCA Connect to opt into the degree programme.

You ticked the box on your ACCA registration form stating you did not wish to join the Oxford Brookes University degree programme.

  • If you are yet to complete the (FR), (AA) or (FM) exams, you may opt back in to the BSc degree by contacting ACCA Connect.
  • If you have already passed any of the exams, then unfortunately it is now too late to opt back into the degree programme.
  • If you hold exemptions for any of these exams, then you may contact ACCA Connect to forfeit these in order to remain eligible. Once you have forfeited your exemption, you cannot reverse this decision.
  • If you are exempt from any Applied Knowledge or Applied Skills exam based on a qualification more than 10 years old, you would be required to forfeit all of the exemptions in order to opt in to the degree programme.

You enrolled with ACCA over 10 years ago.  

  • The BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting degree has a 10-year deadline starting from a student's first examination pass or the date of first ACCA exemption being granted. If this has expired in your case, we regret that you are no longer eligible to complete the degree with us.

If you wish to enquire about your eligibility to complete the BSc degree, please contact ACCA Connect. Please include your ACCA student registration number in any correspondence.

Can I apply for Oxford Brookes after I have registered?

Students can opt in to the Oxford Brookes BSc degree after they have registered. However, they must do so before attempting the (FR), (AA) or (FM) exams.

How will I be able to work out my Oxford Brookes degree classification?

The BSc degree classification will be based on both:

  • the ACCA average mark determined from the exam marks in the Applied Skills exams
  • the grade achieved for the Research and Analysis Project.

The ACCA average mark will be calculated by taking the numerical average of the marks achieved in the Applied Skills exams that you have sat and passed.

Where the calculated average mark is not a whole number, the calculated average will be rounded up or down accordingly. If you have been given an exemption from any of the Corporate and Business Law (LW), Performance Mangement (PM) or Taxation (TX) exams, no mark is available and so will not be included in the calculation of the ACCA average mark.

The class of degree for each combination of ACCA average mark and Research and Analysis Project grade is shown below.

Class of Degree

ACCA average markFirstUpper SecondLower SecondThird
68 or moreA, B, C---
67A, BC--

B, C

60-65-A, B, C--

A, B


B, C

54-57--A, B, C-
53--A, BC
50-52---A, B, C