What is Research and Analysis Project (RAP)?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019


If you are still considering BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, it is good for you to know more about the core requirement of this program, Research and Analysis Project (RAP).


To be awarded the degree, you have to submit RAP and pass it. RAP consists of 2 separate documents: a 7,500 word Research Report (RR) and a 2,000 word Skills and Learning Statement (SLS). The 7,500 word count includes everything from the start of the title page, to the end of the conclusions but does not include appendices or the list of references.

In addition, you are also required to give a presentation on the project to your Mentor and to submit the accompanying slides used for your presentation with your RAP.

To pass the RAP you must pass both the Research Report (RR) and the Skills and Learning Statement (SLS). You have 3 attempts to pass the RAP, unfortunately, if you fail the RAP on 3 separate occasions you will no longer be eligible to complete the BSs degree.

The assessment of the RR, you have to demonstrate the importance of the quality of the understanding of the accountancy / business models used in the RR and their application to RAP topic (select 1 out of 20 assigned topics).

The assessment for the SLS considers whether you have demonstrated competence of self-reflection and communication skills – specifically, the preparation and delivery of a presentation to your Mentor.

In short, RAP is –

i) Submitting Research Report consisting 7,500 words, from 1 topic selected;

ii) Submitting Skills and Learning Statement consisting 2,000 words;

iii) Give a presentation on the project to your Mentor;

iv) Submit the presentation slides with your RAP.

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