Research and Analysis Project (RAP) submission

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 39 and 40 is £380 (subject to approval). 

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.


You'll be unable to submit a Research and Analysis Project (RAP) if you're currently suspended from the ACCA register. If you do wish to make a submission you should aim to be re-registered one month prior to the earliest receipt date of the project.

Also note that students who currently have Conditional Exemptions are also ineligible to submit a RAP.

If you have any queries regarding your Oxford Brookes status and eligibility, please contact


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 Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams, and complete the Ethics and Professional Skills module at least two months before submitting a Research and Analysis Project to Oxford Brookes. 

Topics 8 and 15 new requirements: November 2017 (Period 35) and May 2018 (Period 36)

All students submitting a project on topic 8 or topic 15 in either November 2017 or May 2018 MUST use sector specific organisations, based on the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB)

For period 35 and 36 these sectors are:

2713 Aerospace

Manufacturers, assemblers and distributors of aircraft and aircraft parts primarily used in commercial or private air transport. Excludes manufacturers of communications satellites, which are classified under Telecommunications Equipment

3577 Food Products

Food producers, including meatpacking, snacks, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and frozen seafood. Includes producers of pet food and manufacturers of dietary supplements, vitamins and related items. Excludes producers of fruit juices, tea, coffee, bottled water and other non-alcoholic beverages, which are classified under Soft Drinks.

5753 Hotels

Operators and managers of hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, spas and campgrounds.

These sectors will apply to students submitting for the first time or for students changing company and/or topic in both the November 2017 (Period 35) and May 2018 (Period 36). 

The industry sectors will be updated by Oxford Brookes and published each year in June/July for the next two submission periods.

For all topics other than 8 and 15, please also note the requirement to base your project on recent organisational activity or processes rather than historical events. (For this purpose ‘historical’ refers to activity that took place more than the three full calendar years preceding the start of the current submission period.)

For example if you were proposing to submit a project in May 2018 for topic 19 the merger or acquisition would have to have taken place AFTER 1 JANUARY 2015.

The main focus of your project research must be an analysis/evaluation of the project topic area issues in the context of your chosen organisation.

For queries, please email

RAP submission dates

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Resubmitting your RAP

Visit our Resubmitting your RAP section for more information