BSc & MSc in Accounting

BSc & MSc in Accounting

Find everything to know about the BSc & MSc in Accounting Courses here.

ACCA and Oxford Brookes University have worked together to develop a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting, which is available exclusively to ACCA students who wish to obtain a degree while studying towards the ACCA Qualification.

Accountancy students can place themselves at the forefront of ground-breaking change by studying for the world’s first integrated master’s programme with the University of London at the same time as taking their professional qualification with ACCA. 

Taking both qualifications at the same time has been made possible through an innovative partnership between ACCA and the University of London. The MSc in Professional Accountancy is the only integrated master’s programme with an accountancy body at a professional level. 

The design of the MSc in Professional Accountancy has been customised with pathways for ACCA students, affiliates and members, providing them with a unique opportunity for career advancement.

BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting

To be awarded the Oxford Brookes BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting you must:
  • Be registered with Oxford Brookes University ie have opted-in to the BSc degree scheme
  • Pass the Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM) exams and complete the other Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams by exam or exemption. Please be aware that students are required to successfully complete all nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams at least two months prior to the start of the submission period in which the student is seeking to submit
  • Complete the ACCA Ethics and Professional Skills module according to the Research and Analysis Project submission dates
  • Complete and pass the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project.
  • If you are exempt from any of the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams 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.
  • The degree must be completed within 10 years of the earliest date of your first examination pass or the date of your first ACCA exemption being granted otherwise your eligibility will be withdrawn.
How is the BSc assessed?

Once you have passed the Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM) exams, the Research and Analysis Project (RAP) is the final component of the Oxford Brookes BSc degree. This consists of two separate documents; a 7,500 word Research Report and a 2,000 word Skills and Learning Statement. The degree classification is the combination of the average mark achieved in your Applied Skills examinations and your RAP.  

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 41 and 42 is £420. 

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 NOTE

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.

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.

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

To be awarded the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting you must:
be registered with Oxford Brookes University ie have opted in to the BSc degree scheme before starting work on the Research and Analysis project
successfully complete all nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams
complete the ACCA Ethics and Professional Skills module
complete and pass the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project.

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.

MSc in Accounting

Overview

Accountancy students can place themselves at the forefront of ground-breaking change by studying for the world’s first integrated master’s programme with the University of London at the same time as taking their professional qualification with ACCA. 

Taking both qualifications at the same time has been made possible through an innovative partnership between ACCA and the University of London. The MSc in Professional Accountancy is the only integrated master’s programme with an accountancy body at a professional level. 

The design of the MSc in Professional Accountancy has been customised with pathways for ACCA students, affiliates and members, providing them with a unique opportunity for career advancement.

Why the University of London?

Founded in 1836, the university is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the UK – and it has a long history of making its degrees accessible to students all over the world.

University of London students go on to shape the world we live in. Their past students include seven Nobel Prize winners, including Nelson Mandela, as well as leaders in business, industry and science.

University of London has more than 50,000 students in 180 countries. So no need to relocate as you can study where you live with distance learning.

With an MSc from one of the world’s top ten universities – and a professional qualification from the world’s most forward-thinking accountancy body, your CV will stand out to employers.

Who can apply?

There are three routes into the MSc in Professional Accountancy – and it gives you great opportunities, whatever stage you’re at in your career.

Students

To start the MSc, students must already have passed all the Applied Skills exams and Strategic Professional Essentials exams.

Affiliates

Only need to carry out the Strategic Financial Project and complete the Global Issues for the Finance Professional module to gain the MSc.

Members

Only need to carry out the Strategic Financial Project and complete the Global Issues for the Finance Professional module to gain the MSc.

Gain two leading qualifications at the same time

Our students can now achieve our world-leading professional qualification and an MSc in Professional Accountancy from the University of London at the same time.

It’s a unique opportunity that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, which allows you to gain a combination of skills for standing out in a crowded marketplace.

The MSc route means that for the same amount of study that’s required in achieving the ACCA Qualification alone, you would also gain a master’s from the University of London. The University of London recognises ACCA exams as counting towards their MSc, meaning you’ll achieve two qualifications at the same time.

This study route is the most time and cost-effective way of gaining a master’s in Professional Accountancy. The incremental cost on your ACCA Qualification for the master’s starts from £4,215 depending on where you live and how you’ll study, (whether distance or face-to-face learning). This compares very favourably to the standalone cost of studying for a master’s degree separately.

Your study route

Students can apply to study for the MSc in Professional Accountancy route after completing the Applied Skills exams – or a recognised degree – and the Strategic Professional Essentials exams.

To follow the MSc route, you’ll study these modules:

Strategic Financial Management – This module covers Corporate Finance, Mergers and IPOs, Investment Management and International Capital Markets. It blends the core principles of financial management with business strategy, covering all the areas that financial directors and chief financial officers need to know.

Strategic Performance Management – This module gives you an understanding of key issues and methodologies including Performance Management, Information Management and Evaluating Financial Risk. You will learn to blend financial analysis with sound managerial judgement – and as a result, be able to make sound decisions in today’s ever-changing business landscape.

Strategic Financial Project – As you carry out this project, you’ll learn business research skills and how to apply them to a simulated real-world accounting and/or finance challenge. You’ll identify and analyse data about business challenges, research alternative approaches and make judgements, based on the evidence you find.

Admissions are now Open for 2020 intake.