STUDENTS' FAQS ON THE BSC DEGREE
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 and hold a suitable English language qualification before sitting and passing any of the three ACCA Applied Skills exams Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM)
• 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.
To submit the Research and Analysis Project in the May and November submission periods, please refer to RAP submission dates.
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your first examination pass or the date of your first ACCA exemption being granted otherwise your eligibility will be withdrawn.
Log on to myACCA, to find out if you have opted in to the degree scheme and whether you are eligible to do so.
Why am I not eligible for the Oxford Brookes degree programme?
If you are not eligible for the degree programme, then it will be for one of the following reasons: You enrolled with ACCA before the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting degree was introduced.
• When the degree programme was introduced in 2000/2001, all eligible registered students were asked to opt into the degree scheme by November 2001. Any student who did not do so would have been automatically withdrawn.
• If you registered with ACCA prior to November 2001, have yet to complete the Financial Reporting (FR), Audit and Assurance (AA) or Financial Management (FM) exams and are within 10 years of the earliest date of your first examination pass or the date of your first ACCA exemption being granted’, please contact ACCA Connect to opt into the degree programme.
You ticked the box on your ACCA registration form stating you did not wish to join the Oxford Brookes University degree programme.
• If you are yet to complete the (FR), (AA) or (FM) exams, you may opt back in to the BSc degree by contacting ACCA Connect.
• If you have already passed any of the exams, then unfortunately it is now too late to opt back into the degree programme.
• If you hold exemptions for any of these exams, then you may contact ACCA Connect to forfeit these in order to remain eligible. Once you have forfeited your exemption, you cannot reverse this decision.
• If you are exempt from any Applied Knowledge or Applied Skills exam 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.
You do not hold a suitable English language qualification.
• If you successfully completed the Corporate and Business Law (LW) exam on or before June 2014 this will be acceptable proof.
• If you have not completed the Corporate and Business Law exam by June 2014, then please download the Recognised English Language Qualifications PDF (144KB) to learn about alternative ways you can demonstrate your English proficiency.
You enrolled with ACCA over 10 years ago.
• The BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting degree has a 10-year deadline starting from a student’s first examination pass or the date of first ACCA exemption being granted. If this has expired in your case, we regret that you are no longer eligible to complete the degree with us.
If you wish to enquire about your eligibility to complete the BSc degree, please contact ACCA Connect.
Please include your ACCA student registration number in any correspondence.
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 and hold a recognised English language qualification.
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.
The ACCA average mark will be calculated by taking the numerical average of the marks achieved in the Applied Skills exams that you have sat and passed.
Where the calculated average mark is not a whole number, the calculated average will be rounded up or down accordingly. If you have been given an exemption from any of the Corporate and Business Law (LW), Performance Mangement (PM) or Taxation (TX) exams, no mark is available and so will not be included in the calculation of the ACCA average mark.