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Religious Studies Personal Statements

Your personal statement should describe what you enjoy about religious studies, and why you want to learn more about it at university to enter a career as a chaplain, teacher or lecturer.

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

Our religious 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.

I find it inspiring to be in the presence of other people who are seeking understanding of themselves, and the most intense experience I can remember is when I attended a Baptism where I witnessed the transformation people would undergo...
The earth once spoke with a single voice and now the voices of billions become the echoes of choice. Living in a society abundant in people from diverse backgrounds and faiths I have grown to love and appreciate the immeasurable amount of knowledge available to me...
England and Japan are two immensely contrasting worlds: this distinctiveness is why the undeniable magic of Japanese culture has always attracted me to study its oriental societies and traditions. I have been enthralled by the Japanese language since I was a young teenager; reading 'Japanese for Busy People' at school and trying to note down homework reminders in Kanji, anything to incorporate Japanese into my daily life...