We recommend you follow these steps to help you write a great postgraduate personal statement:
If you're applying for a subject that is in a different field to your undergraduate degree, think about:
When writing your postgraduate statement, make sure you include:
Remember that this is your opportunity to differentiate yourself from other candidates and explain why the university should offer you a place on their postgraduate course.
For more help on what to include in your posgtraduate personal statement, take a look at our postgraduate personal statement examples.
Make sure your statement is focused and the paragraphs flow well together.
Generally, your personal statement should:
For more tips and advice, read our personal statement writing guide.
A Masters personal statement should generally be around 500 words long.
This is around one side of A4, although some universities require more, often two sides.
Some institutions also set a character limit instead of a specific word count, so check the guidelines before starting to write your statement.