History personal statements

History Personal Statement
I have always read widely and, due to my English Exhibition at Woodbridge School and my enjoyment of writing, at one point I had hoped to read English at university. However, whilst studying World War One poetry for my English Literature GCSE, I found that I was most interested in the times and conditions in which the author was writing..

History and Politics personal statement
History and politics have had a profound impact on my outlook. From childhood, the tangible history I found in castles, museums and family photographs appealed uniquely to my imagination. As I grew up my interest in the past introduced me to the political traditions and ideas of my community, and the study of politics became equally absorbing..

History personal statement
I am captivated by the diversity and depth offered by a History degree; attracted by the way it encourages us to be analytical of the values and patterns of past societies. It was in my final year of secondary school that I was awarded the History Attainment Award, although my desire to study History dates back to an earlier age when I visited the site of the allied landings in Normandy at just eleven years old..

Ancient history and archaeology personal statement
I have a strong interest in history and the past, which began in early childhood. More particularly, my earliest interests were in mediaeval English history. My enjoyment of archaeology began with programmes such as Time Team, and similar documentary series, which showed me how exciting the task of uncovering the past and its secrets could be..

History Personal Statement
I have always been interested in the study of Historical idea's and interpretations. I consider myself to be highly focused on the concept of History and believe that studying this at university would further both my knowledge and interest into the subject..

History / Heritage Personal Statement
Opinions, ideas and knowledge of history are influenced and shaped through heritage and archaeological sites, museums, buildings, and remains. Therefore, to have the ability to define heritage is crucial to ensure our capability to interpret our great past..

History personal statement
I have always been fascinated by history. Through studying different periods of history from medieval to early modern through to the present day I have gained an understanding into some of the crucial developments that have determined what course our future would take..

History Personal Statement
History links us to the consequences of life in worlds gone by. Childhood visits to the inspiring Hadrian's Wall and Stonehenge fuelled my curiosity in the subject as I wanted to explore and absorb these worlds..

History and Law Personal Statement
History and Law are critical to thedevelopment of society. The idea that the same mistakes will be repeated unless we learn to adapt and change, underlines the meaning of both subjects, As a civilisation we must find out where we came from and how we can and have changed..

Ancient History Personal Statement
Ancient History, English language and history of the English language are my special interests. I have a particularly strong interest in ancient history and - more recently - in the history of the English language..

History personal statement
History is one of the most interesting and important things in my life it fills me with knowledge and entertains me with past events which are in one way or another always repeating themselves. The English historian Edward Gibbon once said”I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience..

History Personal Statement
Having spent a great deal of my studies learning about various periods in history, ranging from Ancient Egypt to the British educational system up to the modern day I know that this is a topic which I would thoroughly enjoy spending three years researching and learning more about..

History Personal Statement
My decision to read for a degree in History is a result of my intense enjoyment of the subject. I am extremely interested in past events and how the modern world came to be. My interest in History probably began in primary school when we visited Richmond on a school camp..

History and Politics personal statement
At an early age, the real-life experiences of my family in Nazi Germany and in Apartheid South Africa engendered in me a passion and fascination for history and politics. There was ongoing lively debate in our home on these political systems and how they directly led to my growing up in Australia..

History Personal Statement
From its unique vitality and power, to its ever-changing relevance, History has always fascinated me. The depth and diversity offered by a History degree excites me and I am attracted by the way it encourages us to both question and relate to the past..

Ancient History Personal Statement
People ask me why I wish to study Ancient History. Surely it has no relevance to today's world? Absolutely not! It is difficult doing justice to the incredible achievements of the greats of the Ancient World such as Pyrrhus, Hannibal, Alexander the Great, Augustus and Caesar..

History Personal Statement
My first memory of studying History came in year 6 when answering a question about the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. I remarked that "Nobody died for 10 years"; even though wrong, I feel that this simple mistake was the beginning of my keen interest in History..

History personal statement
Arthur Marwick wrote that "because everything has a history, history as a body of knowledge and as a discipline covers everything." The mental conditioning one undergoes throughout a history degree is what sets it apart..

History, Politics and Economics personal statement
It may sound exaggerated, but I genuinely love History, and it has become a part of my life for over four years. As contemporary political events have increasingly become my main concern in recent years, Politics and Economics are also my favourite subjects..

History and Politics Personal Statement
I have a keen sense of my own history, and that of my family, which I discovered could be traced from the Nazi camps of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to an obscure convent in the Pyrenees. It was through this research that my interest in history was fuelled, leading me to become increasingly fascinated by this expansive and varied subject..

International relations/politics/history personal statement
Internationals relations and politics are around us in our everyday lives, even if we are aware of it or not. They can influence our society through newspapers; the broadcasted news and general day to day activities and we have all been affected by politics and international relations or influenced by it..

History personal statement for Cambridge
Until my AS year, I had never completed a full school year. I am a member of the Travelling Showman community and spent several months a year travelling and working with my family's Fair. I was self-taught from the Easter holidays until September..

History and English Lit Personal Statement
History and English Literature have been by far my most exciting studies in the Sixth Form. Ever since discovering historical literature I have been engrossed by the way the two disciplines coexist and entwine, an interest intensified by school ventures to the Reichstag building, Ypres battlefield and Auschwitz..

History Personal Statement
Living in the Georgian city of Bath, I have grown up surrounded by history. The timescales in evidence around me, from the ancient Roman Baths to the Georgian Royal Crescent, echo the timescales of some of my own historical interests..

History & Politics personal statement
What fascinates me about history and politics is their impact they have had on our society over the course of many years. Growing up I was initially influenced by my father's own interest in both history and politics..

History Personal Statement
strongly believe that sheer enjoyment of a subject is critical when choosing that subject for further study. Mine, however, was not the traditional academic route, as I did not study History as one of my GCSEs, a mistake I rectified when choosing A-level options..

History Personal Statement
I strongly believe that sheer enjoyment of a subject is critical when choosing that subject for further study. Mine, however, was not the traditional academic route, as I did not study History as one of my GCSEs, a mistake I rectified when choosing A-level options..

Politics personal statement
My desire to study Politics developed in early stages of my life. During my teenage years, I was very interested in the ways in which the countries are governed and the systems behind them. The turning point on my decision to study politics was the book "Mein Kampf (My Struggle)" written by Adolf Hitler during his imprisonment in 1923 detailing his philosophies about Germany and its need for power..

Music and History Joint honours personal statement
Five years ago, during the last night of the proms and there was a pivotal moment whilst watching the orchestra that changed me forever. Rapidly developing a love for music I realised that the influence exerted by history over music is profound..

History personal statement
The changing interpretations of the past has left an enduring mark on the way I perceive history as an expression of the developing morals and values held by society. Historical works have provided me with an invaluable insight into the perspectives of the time of which they were written and comparisons between works of varying periods have enabled me to observe the change and continuity in human behaviour..

History Personal Statement
The study of History – from the daily lives of individuals, to the causes and effects of international events – is the most useful way to gain an understanding of the world, past and present..

History Personal Statement
Growing up in the historical city of Derby and county of Derbyshire, I am lucky enough to have been surrounded by history all my life. I was fortunate in that I was never too far from the ancient sites of Roman and Saxon settlements or the historical landscapes and houses that set the scenes for the Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice..

History Personal Statement
My decision to study History was never a difficult one. Having always been captivated by the past and its relationship to the present, study at Advanced Level has served only to strengthen my interest..

History personal statement
I intend to continue the study of History at university. As a subject I have been interested in since childhood, I enjoy studying the past and how it has shaped our future. The study of History allows us to view the mistakes and successes of the past and employ them to the future..

History personal statement
History is the infinite path of human existence; a perpetual cycle of life itself. Our knowledge of historical accounts and events are assisted through the branches of Literature. Without this, it would be impossible to understand the concept of time and the influential presence of people from past humanities..

History Personal Statement
David Hume, the 18th century Scottish philosopher, believed we can only know what we have experienced. His equally influential German contemporary Immanuel Kant believed the opposite - that knowledge is independent of subjective reasoning..

Archaeology and History Personal Statement
When I was younger, I had always wished to travel to the United Kingdom. I loved everything about it: the history, the architecture, the food, the people, the music, and so much more. Living in a rural part of the United States, it was rich in a culture completely opposite to my own..

History/Sociology Personal Statement
History enables me to see how actions and events have shaped our current society and to understand the present, one must understand the past. The broad topic areas that are involved in History and Sociology allow me to understand different perspectives on a diverse range of subjects..

History Personal Statement
“I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.” This quote by Peter I came to mind when I had to write this statement because is sums up my interest in History; here a great leader of men expresses his human weakness..

History (Ancient & Modern) personal statement
It is those things we don’t yet know or understand that make history a fascinating, intellectual puzzle. We know a remarkable amount about history and the development of society but new archaeological discoveries, the dedicated efforts of historians, translators and other academics and advancements in areas such as archaeometry mean that the body of historical information is still expanding..

History and International Relations personal statement
'If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.' - Pearl Buck. This quote illustrates my enthusiasm and interest in history; you can be enlightened of the events of the past, while furthering your understanding of the present..

History and Politics personal statement
The study of History has always been a profound interest of mine; I find delving into the past a truly invigorating experience. By enhancing my knowledge of past events I can more effectively evaluate the future implications of episodes of history..

Ancient/Medieval History personal statement
My decision to study Medieval History at a higher level was never a difficult one. Having always been interested about the relationship between the past and the present, studying History at AS-Level only strengthened my decision..

History and Politics personal statement for Magdalene
I have always found myself interested in the social sciences. The complex relation between individual, family, society and state enthralls me. The dynamic between civil liberties and state security, the role of the state in society, the question of war and revolution, are all topics that fascinate me..

History and English personal statement
Studying History and English concurrently has appealed to me ever since I recognised the inseparability of the two disciplines closest to my heart. Personally, I believe that the literary style of a piece of writing is as important as scholarly research and I try to make my essays as lively as possible whilst still grounded in solid historical or literary method, dulce et utile, following the example of writers such as Richard J Evans..

BA Ancient History and Egyptology personal statement
For me, History has always been a forerunner when it comes to choosing a degree at university. From an early age I have always enjoyed learning about the past and how some key events like the Battle of Britain and 9/11, have shaped our future..

History personal statement
My interest in history lies in the simple fact that I have always been fascinated by the past. At eleven I won a full academic bursary to attend my current school. This was a way into a community in which my intellectual curiosity would be valued and where I could further my enthusiasm for history..

History Personal Statement
I have always cared passionately about my academic endeavours, from reading as widely as possible in my English and history A levels to carrying out an investigating into the antibiotic effects of indigenous poisonous plants in biology..

History And Politics personal statement
For years I have listened to my family discussing the latest political and historical issues on the news and I have been fascinated and awed by the fact that there was never a wrong or right answer, decision or explanation to a given problem..

History and Law Personal Statement
Louis de Bernières writes in ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin` that history is fascinating `because everything [is] connected to everything else in the most elaborate, devious and elegant ways`..

Medieval History/History Personal Statement
My grandmother’s maiden name is Marx. Her uncle, the world-renowned landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, was Karl Marx’s great-nephew. This fact, while seemingly trivial, has worked to strengthen the spark history has ignited within me since I was old enough to read..

History personal statement
History is paradoxically the most advanced way for our society to predict the future. Learning from the past mistakes and successes, and using them to our advantage, to navigate us through perilous times..

History Personal Statement
Fuelled by an early fascination of conflicts, people and the way our world has been shaped, history has always been the natural choice for me. The ability to study history offers the opportunity to critically analyse and question particular perceptions of the past and to form an opinion that is not only rewarding but also liberating..

History personal statement
History has always fascinated me because of what it can tell us about humanity; the decisions taken, the actions chosen and the mistakes made can all make us reflect on what it means to be human. I firmly believe history is not simply a case of learning facts and dates but rather a chance to analyse the past, enhancing our understanding of how we interact with each other today..

History Personal Statement
History is elemental in understanding and furthering most aspects of life; without studying the past we cannot expect to move forward, and in this respect I believe history to be the most universal subject..

History Personal Statement
Throughout my life, through reading and the mass media, I have developed the inquisitive mind for researching areas of interest within historical subjects. The universally artistic and philosophical crusade, which is the era of Romanticism, has been one of the focal areas of interest for me..

History personal statement
I have always wanted to be part of an open-minded society and live in a country where originality is rewarded, so the UK came to my mind as being the best country to read my degree. My passion for the English language has developed over years of studying English at school, where I have been successful in every written and oral exam..

History personal statement
Every facet of history is so spectacularly different that it inspires me to read deeper into the subject. I believe it to be important to know how our history shaped the world today, so I aspire to be an individual that takes this further, especially elements that I'm longing to explore such as the effect of military history and the role of international relations..

English Lit + History personal statement
Throughout my education, I have constantly been captivated and inspired by my History and English studies. I have recognised how the two disciplines entwine and coexist to create an invaluable tool with which to explore the past and future..

English and History Personal Statement
I believe History inspires optimism. With the state being cut and our economy weakening we could easily fall to pessimism. I just have to look within history to see that just over 400 years ago Queen Mary I killed 'rebels' for heresy when they protested, whereas Modern freedoms have allowed me to protest openly in several Unite marches..

History Personal Statement
Until I began my A-levels last September, I had never been to school or followed a formal syllabus. My parents homeschooled me. They guided, encouraged, and fed my interests with books, documentaries and discussions..

History Personal Statement
Listening to my grandparents' accounts of air raid drills, blackouts and the arrival of evacuees in North Wales during the Second World War triggered my interest in history. My curiosity about the past was further inspired by looking at family photographs and heirlooms and exploring their backgrounds..

History Personal Statement
Visits to the national museums of Knightsbridge and the Smithsonian ignited my interest in history. My desire to study history was nurtured following visits to the Normandy beaches which prompted me to research the Second World War and its origins..

Scottish History Personal Statement
“Swap Access to Degree Studies” Whenever I walk through the village where I live in Polmont, and look just beyond the Westquarter valley where the tree line of the Callendar woods are visible, I close my eyes, and I am transported back to one of the most fateful days in Scotland’s history..

History Personal Statement
The opportunity to develop and broaden my knowledge attracts me to study history at university. My enthusiasm for history is driven by how past events influence today's political and economic decisions, and how human societies and cultures have gradually developed throughout the years..

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History Personal Statement
I have always been captivated by stories, and history, after all, is just that, a story. History, to me, is a colossal story that encompasses all of humanity, the tears and the joy, and whose ending is not yet known..

History Personal Statement
It isn't an exaggeration to say my devotion to History has moulded me into the diligent and ambitious person I am today. History continues to shape our contemporary world and my opinions have been formed from an intellectual curiosity about the resonances between the past and the present..

history and international relations
‘Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards.’ Here, Kierkegaard defines why I want to study History. I have always been curious about how the world works, how the past has shaped society and why cultures develop differently..

History Personal Statement
My decision to study history was not a difficult one. I have long been fascinated by everything concerned with it, including historical findings and the icons we admire. I want to study history because it reveals to us human experiences of the past and how that relates to our present..

As the descendant of an Auschwitz survivor, my family history allows me to understand the influences that the Second World War has had on people's families and the victims of the Nazi regime in occupied Poland..

History Personal statement
Growing up in London, I have been exposed to the city’s history from a very young age. While appreciating the myriad historical eras that have shaped the development of London, it is the Victorian era that fascinates me the most..

History and Economic History
Studying History at degree level has been my interest since my first ever history lesson in High School, for it is a subject that invites debate and feeds my inquisitive side. I have always been intrigued by what has happened before us and how it has led to where we are now..

History Personal statement
Recently, I found out that my grandma was gambled into slavery for seven years. She escaped her prison and made her way back to Hong Kong, 300 miles south. I was amazed at how courageous she was. This personal discovery led me to read Jung Chang's 'Wild Swans' which made me both proud and ashamed of my heritage..

Politics & Modern History personal statement
I have long had an interest in history, and I have a bronze lion named Stephen to thank for that. When I was 6 years old, my mother took me to a square in Hong Kong, where two bronze lions nicknamed Stephen and Stitt stand..

History and Politics Personal Statement.
It was after reading the Communist Manifesto as a historical document at the age of thirteen that I became intrigued how a seemingly small text could be so significant. A brief polemic, published some 160 years ago, profoundly influenced the course of 20th century history and is still cited for its influence on modern political writing today..

History Personal Statement- Oxford
My interest in History was first sparked during a remembrance service at the Menin Gate. Hearing the bugles bellow out the 'Last Post' to a crowd of thousands, instilled in me a deeper appreciation of the past, and the sacrifices that were made to sculpt the world we live in today..


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