Oxford Brookes University and ACCA are publishing on a regular basis articles related to the certification.

Below you can find links to useful articles written specifically for the certification. For older articles that were not retrievable on the website anymore, a pdf is available for download

“Presentation and slides”, John Playle, chief moderator and academic conduct officer of Oxford Brookes University BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting, Feb 2018

„Your RAP: choosing a topic and subject organisation“, John Playle is chief moderator for Oxford Brookes University BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, Jun 2018

“Degree matters”, John Woodley, ACCA undergraduate programme director at Oxford Brookes University, Aug 2015

“Project pass notes Research and Analysis Project”, Aug 2015

“Why do students fail their RAP?”, John Playle is chief moderator for Oxford Brookes University BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, Aug 2015

“Getting to grips with research in your RAP”, Alastair Neilson, Student Accountant, July 2011

“How to pass”, Alastair Neilson, Student Accountant, May 2010

“Grade ‘A’ RAP”, Shane Johnson, Student Accountant, May 2009

“Project pass notes Research and Analysis Project”, Student Accountant, May 2007


Additionally, there are several resources available for download that you might find useful.

Eligibility check-list

Suggested structure

Project topic areas

Submission Check-List


If you want to submit a paper on Topic 8 or Topic 15, you need to chose one of the eligible industries. For May 2019 you can pick from Mining, Health Care Providers or Electronic & Electrical Equipment.

Use the reports gathered under Market Information to get a grasp of the markets and use them as a start for your research.

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