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Personal statements: subject guides

Tailoring your personal statement to your chosen subject is crucial when applying to university. Find your subject below and get tips from admissions tutors to learn how...

Plus, there are some things tutors will look for in your personal statement regardless of the subject you're applying to – make sure you're covering these broader essentials, too.


Find your subject below for subject-specific statement advice

Accounting

Architecture

Art and design

Biology

Building

Business and management

Chemistry

Computer science

Dance

Dentistry

Drama

Economics


Engineering

English

Environmental science

Finance

Geography

History

Law

Marketing

Maths

Media and journalism


Medicine #1

Medicine #2

Midwifery 

Modern languages

Music

Nursing

Pharmacy

Photography

Philosophy

Physics


Physiotherapy

Planning

Politics


Psychology

Social work

Sociology


Sports science 

Statistics

Teacher training and education

Veterinary medicine

 

How else can we help with your personal statement?

Our personal statement advice covers everything you need to know, from starting your statement to concluding it, making it work for more than one course and examples to pick up tips from.

Need a place to start? Our ultimate guide to writing your personal statement is a safe bet for the basics otherwise, our personal statement FAQ guide covers some other popular statement struggles.

Finally, if you need help with that first draft, try our free personal statement builder to create a first version to work from. 

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