How to get Oxford Brookes degree with ACCA? Benefits | Process

by Vanessa Bowers

If you are looking to get an Oxford Brookes degree with ACCA accreditation, then be sure to read this article. It will provide you with all the information you need to know about the process. So, without further ado, let's get started!

About Oxford Brookes

Since its founding in 1865, Oxford Brookes University has been world-renowned for its academic excellence. The university is located in Oxford, England, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading research universities. Oxford Brookes offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across a variety of disciplines, and its graduates are highly sought after by employers around the globe.

The university has an impressive track record of research success, and its faculty are leading experts in their fields. Oxford Brookes is also committed to providing an outstanding student experience with state-of-the-art facilities and support services. The university has a vibrant campus life, with over 100 student clubs and societies to get involved in.

What is the Oxford Brookes Degree with ACCA?

The BSc degree in applied accounting is a unique opportunity available to ACCA students to gain a UK degree awarded by Oxford Brookes University (OBU) by combining their ACCA examinations alongside some work for Oxford Brookes University.

What value does this degree add to your CV?

This degree allows you to develop skills and attributes that employers highly value. You not only build on the technical skills you've developed through your examinations, but you've also got an opportunity to develop higher thinking skills, interpersonal skills, and time management skills, all of which employees value.

 

What are the advantages of doing the ACCA OBU?

  • The course is internationally recognised and provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to become a successful accountant.
  • Get an International degree added to your CV
  • Time and effort are minimal. It costs approx 445 GBP (INR 45,000) . It can be done within 3 months of completing your applied skill papers.
  • Flexibility, You dont have to go to Oxford to do the degree, you can do it online and submit your project.

What are the eligibility criteria to apply for the Oxford Brookes ACCA?

To be eligible for the degree, you must have completed your applied knowledge and the applied skills papers and the ethics and professional skills module. The earliest opportunity to do your piece of coursework for Oxford Brookes is after applied knowledge and applied skills and before you start strategic professional.  

When you look at the skills you develop through doing the coursework for Oxford Brookes, they are relevant for Strategic Business Leader and other strategic professional papers. If you want to carry on with your ACCA journey and complete your professional papers, you can do the work for OBU after your strategic professional exams. It's very flexible in terms of when you can start.

What about a student studying at a university and getting exemptions.

So in terms of eligibility, you must complete applied knowledge and applied skills papers and you need to have passed the following exams.

  • Financial Reporting (FR),
  • Financial management (FM) and
  • Audit and Assurance (AA).

You can have exemptions from the other papers in the applied knowledge and applied skills suite. 

If anyone is getting exemptions from these papers, we recommend not to take them if they wish to pursue the degree from Oxford. 

Once you have forfeited your exemptions, you cannot reverse this decision.

How to apply for Oxford Brookes degree ACCA? 

The Oxford Brookes elements of the degree is a piece of coursework. This is known as the Research and Analysis Project (RAP). It's an opportunity to develop skills you haven't developed through examinations.

The RAP is a piece of independent extended work where you build and develop time management for project management skills. You work through your research and analysis project guided by a mentor, so that's the opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills. 

Research and Analysis Project (RAP) consists of two separate documents - a 2,000-word Skills and Learning Statement (SLS) and a 7,500-word Research Report (RR).

We estimate it can take you between four to six months to complete the RAP.

Do students need to go to Oxford?

This is a degree that is available online. It combines the ACCA examinations, the ethics and professional skills module and a piece of coursework for Oxford Brookes. The coursework is completed wherever you are in the world and then is submitted electronically to Oxford Brookes. 

Oxford brooks do all the marking, the moderating and the quality assurance processes. The degree is awarded based on the combination of the ACCA examination and the piece of coursework for Oxford Brookes.

When should a submission be made?

There are two submission periods each year, May and November. So there are two opportunities to submit your research and analysis projects. There's no requirement to register with OBU in advance of submitting. You need to make sure you are eligible to submit your project at the time you choose to submit it.

What resources are available to students?  

The most crucial element is the information pack. The information pack is a document that explains 

  • what you need to do to complete your research and analysis projects.  
  • it includes the assignment brief
  • it describes how we assess and mark your work 

There are also a series of webinars that cover different elements of your journey as you move through completing the research and analysis project.

There are also videos on the YouTube channel relating to the research analysis projects. 

 Articles for the student accountants are available on the Oxford Brookes web pages. 

What does it cost to do the degree cost of the degree overall? 

The submission fee you pay to Oxford brooks university when you submit your RAP varies by academic year. The costs for the 2022 academic year are 445 British pounds (approx 45,000 INR).

Is ACCA Oxford Brookes degree recognised?

Oxford Brookes is a highly regarded university, both in the UK and internationally. The university has been ranked as one of the top ten universities in the UK for employability, and its degree programs are respected by employers around the world. The ACCA Oxford degree is equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree. The assurance is that the quality assurance process that OBU needs to adhere to is the same as any of the Oxford Brookes courses that are taught in Oxford. It is recognised in the UK and obviously through Europe in terms of recognition.

The ACCA Oxford Brookes Degree is recognised by a number of institutions and employers. The qualification is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which is a reputable organisation in the field of accountancy. Therefore, holding this qualification should give you a good chance of securing employment in the accounting sector.

Closing comments

If you are looking for an Oxford Brookes degree that is accredited by ACCA, plan in advance and go for it. Adding the degree will help you boost your CV and employability prospects.