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 45 is £470 and period 46 is £470. 

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.


It is your responsibility to ensure that you are eligible to submit a Research and Analysis Project. You must successfully completed the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams, and completed the Ethics and Professional Skills module before submitting a Research and Analysis Project to Oxford Brookes.

If you currently have Conditional Exemptions you are not eligible 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

Topics 8 and 15 new requirements:

All students submitting a project on topic 8 or topic 15 MUST use sector specific organisations, based on the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). Details of the current industry sectors can be found in the Information Pack. 

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 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