Completion deadline - 2026

The opportunity for students and members to complete the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University is available for a limited time only.

Completion deadline date - May 2026

All students and members must submit all requirements for the BSc programme by May 2026. Full details of the completion deadlines, including final opportunities to submit your Research and Analysis Project (RAP), can be found below.

Completion deadline timetable

May 2026Final opportunity to register and submit the RAP.  Also the final opportunity for RAP resubmissions for RAPs submitted prior to May 2026.
November 2026Any individuals who fail the RAP at the May 2026 submission will have one opportunity for a resubmission in November 2026.
December 2026Closure of the BSc programme.  Anyone registered on the programme who has yet to meet the assessment criteria will no longer be able to achieve the BSc. 

Assuming you fulfil the eligibility requirements of the programme, you'll need to complete all of these elements prior to the completion deadline: 

  • pass all Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams, including Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM) exams,
  • complete the ACCA Ethics and Professional Skills module,
  • submit and pass the RAP.

View further information on how the BSc is assessed

If you are thinking of completing the programme

Dependent on your personal circumstances you may still have time to complete the programme. 

If you are thinking of starting or are part-way through the BSc programme, it's important that you carefully consider whether your current study schedule gives you a realistic opportunity to complete the programme before the completion deadline.

Below are some illustrative scenarios which you can use to help you decide whether you will have enough time to complete the programme. Please note that these scenarios are illustrative only and were created in January 2024.

If you have already completed the programme

The closure of the programme following December 2026 will have no effect on the recognition or validity of this prestigious qualification. You will continue to enjoy the reputational benefits it offers.

Other academic qualification options

We do have a number of other academic and post-qualification study options which you may wish to consider. This includes the Oxford Brookes MBA which is not impacted by this change.

Find out more about our other qualification options

We are also currently investigating what additional alternative university partner solutions we might be able to offer students once the OBU BSc programme closes. Once we have any further news we will advise students and partners via our usual channels.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions relating to the closure of the BSc programme, please visit Oxford Brookes University's FAQs document.