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Islamic Studies Personal Statements

Your personal statement should describe what appeals to you about islamic studies, and why you want to learn more about it at university.

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

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

"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world" - Ludwig Wittgenstein Even as a young child languages have been important to me. I used to try to sing along with hit tunes on the radio and watched movies without subtitles from an early age, all to improve my English skills...
The study of languages and their related cultures provides an excellent vista through which to understand humanity. From the literary to the political, the historical to the cultural, I appreciate the various components of exploring linguistic traditions...
I am fascinated by Classics because by looking to the past, we find our place in the world. Reading books such as Higgins' ‘It's All Greek to Me’ and Taggart's ‘A Classical Education’ in 2008 ignited my interest...
Growing up around the aroma of spices in the bustling kitchen of a Persian speaking household, I quickly learnt about the significance of communication and culture within a home. Becoming aware of the disparities between my household and that of my Muslim English friends, despite shared Islamic values, directed my attention to 'Food and Gender in a Yemeni Community' by Ianthe Maclagan, illustrating cultural differences...