Writing your postgraduate personal statement
It may have been some time since you’ve written one, but the postgraduate / Masters personal statement will be different to your undergraduate degree application. It's an important part of the application process, so we've pulled together some tips to really sell your passion for your chosen course.
Top tips for writing a personal statement for Masters or postgraduate courses
- Make it relevant. Back up your statements with examples to illustrate how you're suitable for the course and always ensure what you're writing works for the course you're applying for.
- Passion and positivity. Using the right kind of language shows how engaged you are and helps to highlight what makes you want to study at postgraduate level.
- Check your work. Rewrite your statement until you’re satisfied, then have a friend, family member, or careers consultant read it. Proofreading is critical for avoiding mistakes.