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Natural Sciences Personal Statements

Your personal statement should describe what appeals to you about natural sciences, and why you want to learn more about it at university to enter a career as an environmental consultant, research scientist, conservation officer, or one of many other options.

Admissions tutors want to know why you will be a good natural sciences candidate, and the valuable skills and experience you can bring to their department.

Our natural sciences 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.

As a child that loved dinosaurs, encyclopaedias and the out doors, I was always interested in a broad range of subjects, never choosing one as a favourite. This reluctance to specialise allowed me to be more receptive to a large range of information from many subject areas and open minded about different angles to consider in certain subjects, traits which I still possess today...
My perception of the sciences has changed over time as my understanding of them has developed. Subjects that once appeared isolated and independent now merge into one coherent field, each interacting with another...
I enjoy studying science because it is a subject that encompasses so much of life's issues and practicalities, and a subject that can be applied and made useful to everyday life. Biological science is fascinating but it is even more exciting when studying abnormal function in medical science, from the facts in pathology to the application in pharmacology...
Experiencing first-hand life as a human in the natural world, I have the authority to confirm that regardless of previous knowledge, unexplained phenomena still exist. As a scientist, I adore observing the unknown, analysing the known and making decisions accordingly...
Natural Sciences I have chosen to study Natural Sciences because of a constant curiosity with the workings of the world around me. By doing Natural Sciences I hope to build on my existing knowledge by studying a stimulating and inspiring subject in much greater detail...
The sheer intricacy of our planet is something that has always left me in utter amazement. From the creation of mountains to the way we as humans evolved. Science is a deep rooted love that has grown since I was a young child...
I do not have to look far to find the source of my love of science. Just glancing around my living room my eyes fall upon a whole host of fascinating different organisms, seen and unseen they create a brilliant miniature ecosystem with billions of tiny processes and reactions for me to sit and unpick...
Why and How? I believe these are the two most important question words as they express mankind’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and they have lain the foundation of sciences and have helped us find answers and solutions to problems throughout history from the domestication of fire to Darwin’s theory of evolution, to landing on the moon and so on...
"Eureka!" This joyful exclamation sums up my satisfaction when I have finally solved an intractable problem. I frequently experience such "eureka" moments in my passionate exploration of science. My curiosity drives me to immerse myself in studying many scientific fields; which is why I believe the Natural Sciences course will best suit my abilities and interests...
At present, the technology of the world is advancing at an astounding rate and the only restrictions on this growth are the materials available to us. We must move on by engineering new materials and improving current ones...
Spacetime is doomed and needs to be replaced. This grabbed my attention at a talk by Nima Arkani-Hamed and heightened my interest in the physical sciences. This statement was perplexing and I wanted to research it...
Science has no boundaries. From the air we breathe, to the plastic bags we pollute the ocean with, science explains and explores every aspect of life. The far-reaching and ever-developing scientific community cannot be contained merely within the classifications of “Biology”, “Chemistry” and “Physics”...
The scientific method is arguably the greatest invention of all time. Perfected over millennia, essentially since mankind's first question, it has been the fundamental force driving discovery and innovation...
Having grown up in a coastal town, the ocean has always played an important role in my life. My earliest memories are of exploring the rugged Cornish coastline I call home, always questioning the processes taking place in the vast blue ahead of me...