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Forensic Science Personal Statements

Your personal statement should describe what appeals to you about forensic science, and why you want to learn more about it at university to enter a career as a toxicologist, forensic scientist or analytical chemist.

Admissions tutors want to know why you will make a good forensic science candidate, and the skills and experience you can bring to their department.

Our personal statement examples should inspire you to write your own unique statement, and help you understand how students have successfully applied for forensic science in the past.

A person's fingerprint is like a biological seal which, once impressed, can never be denied (Colin Beavan). Having arrived at A levels my developing interest in science, especially biology, became firmed up by the time decision time came...
What initially drew me to forensic science arose from childhood intrigue into the intricacies of life science. This interest flourished greatly because since my childhood as I have been surrounded by science books like anatomy, chemistry etc because my uncle is a doctor and my mother studied pharmacy and I have always shown an interest towards these things and this passion has grown a deeper appreciation for the many challenges of such an interdisciplinary career...
I have always been interested in Forensic Science & Biological Science and learning how different techniques and methods are used for solving crimes. In particular how the principles of bioinformatics are used in detection and identification of microbes; how it is used in Forensic Science for detecting biocrime attacks and how to identify and examine skeletal remains of victims after long period of time...
"Kids in high school routinely traditionally have a relatively low interest in science because they might think it's boring, it's more tedious. But then when you put something forensic behind it, it makes things more exciting"...
From a very young age i’ve been interested in computers. I can remember how exciting it was to unbox our 1st computer in 97, as young as i was and as much as I knew nothing about computers I was able to assemble it in correct order...
“I think there is a world market for maybe 5 computers,” said Thomas Watson chairman of IBM in 1943. How very wrong he was! I have been brought up in a vastly growing digital age, where my interest has expanded with it...
I can still remember my first day at Kirkwall Grammar School in 2010, where an extremely eccentric science teacher demonstrated the classic “elephant’s toothpaste” experiment – it was the most incredible thing I had ever seen...

I have always been interested in the human mind. I have always wanted to know how it works, what triggers a certain behaviour, how people think and why do they do the things they do. What always struck me most about the human mind, was its complexity...

In recent years I have become increasingly interested in the study of how and why events occur and how science is used to explain the course of events. My interest developed when I was exposed to the subject of Forensic Science at school after watching a video on how evidence is collected from a burglary crime scene and how forensic analysis techniques can achieve a successful conviction...