Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Papers F4-F9)


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Course overview

ACCA are one of the world's predominant accountancy bodies with students studying in all continents, with particular focus in Asia and Africa.

As an ACCA Gold centre we have more than 40 years experience in delivering ACCA qualifications with pass rates regularly beating world pass rates.

We are now offering the opportunity for you to study full-time with us within a carefully paced and supportive environment within which we will give you the best opportunity to succeed with ACCA.

Full details of the qualification entry criteria and student registration procedures are available directly from ACCA on 0141 582 2000 or

Anyone interested in a career in accountancy or finance or anyone who wants to update their knowledge in any of the subject areas offered can study ACCA.

This course involves the study of six ACCA Papers (F4 to F9) taught over two semesters beginning in February 2014 and finishing in December 2014. The Calendar is as follows:

  • Commences February 2014 studying three papers for the exams in early June 2014.
  • Recommences early September 2014 studying three new papers, plus classes to support any failed papers, with exams in early December 2014.

Additional course information

As from September 2013, eligible students can transfer to the ACCA Professional Programme (Papers P1-P7) to complete the ACCA examination requirement, or onto our MSc Accounting and Financial Analysis course (for which there would be significant exemptions to you if you have successfully completed the ACCA Professional Programme).

Please note, a list of available papers are available for download from the 'Apply online' box on this page (top right).

Module Guide

The subjects studied on the ACCA programme are:
Core modules
  • F4 Corporate and Business Law
  • F5 Performance Management
  • F6 Taxation
  • F7 Financial Reporting
  • F8 Audit and Assurance
  • F9 Financial Management


Our striking, award-winning business school in Chelmsford, as well as our brand new building in Cambridge, offer the most advanced state-of-the-art learning environments.

Special features

This course features the following elements:

  • university undergraduate guest speaker programme
  • mock exams
  • BPP study materials
  • discount upon transition into MSc Accounting and Financial analysis or ACCA professional level
  • Anglia Ruskin housing
  • strictly limited number of students
  • personal tutor support
  • examination preparation
  • feedback on tutor-marked work
  • question and answer practice

Although flexible, your study requires a great deal of commitment. You will be expected to do preparatory work for each lecture together with set course work.

We have a long tradition of offering high-quality accounting education throughout the Eastern region. You will receive tuition, guidance and support from qualified, experienced academic staff. The team brings together a wealth of experience covering the practical and theoretical aspects of the course.

The course offers the following benefits:
  • access to our comprehensive University Library and study facilities
  • access to Information Technology support
  • Students' Union services
  • personal support including educational and careers guidance and special needs via Student Services. Please note: If you require additional help, for example extra time in exams, you will need to contact ACCA. Student Services can help with day to day special need requirements only.
  • recreation and sport facilities
  • access to new modern facilities with well-equipped lecture theatres and seminar rooms.

Associated careers

ACCA is an internationally recognised accountancy qualification, which provides a range of flexible career options for its members in industry, practice and the public sector. To qualify as a member, you must complete a series of demanding professional examinations and a minimum of three years of financial work experience. However, the financial work experience requirement can be undertaken after completion of the exams.
  • You must be registered with ACCA before applying to the ACCA full-time course. Please refer to the ACCA website.
  • You must have passed, or be exempt from, the ACCA F1, F2 and F3 exams or to have any degree recognised by the ACCA as given exemption to the papers F1-F3. For more information about exemptions please refer to the ACCA website.
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the 4 elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

A bursary up to £1,000 can be offered to exceptional students who in addition are:
  • holders of non-accounting degrees with the award of 2:1 or better (or equivalent as determined by International Office at Anglia Ruskin University)
  • holders of F1-F3 with an average mark of 65% or more
  • holders of Technician qualifications in Accounting at commendation level (or average marks above 65%).

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

Entry requirements listed are for September 2014/January 2015 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.

Please note we do not accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they are combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.

International and EU applicants

We welcome applications from International and EU students. Please select one of the links below for English language and country-specific entry requirement information.
If you do not meet the above requirements, then there is an alternative. Consider entry to the course via an integrated foundation year at Cambridge Ruskin International College, an associate college of Anglia Ruskin, which is located on our Cambridge campus.

How to apply

Apply online

When you apply you will need to list the papers you wish to take. Please view the list of papers available before completing the online application form.



For a September start, the course is 12 months and for a February start, the course is 12 months.

Available starts

September, February

Fees & funding


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