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    Is it necessary for the personal statement to talk about finance?
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    You can show your interest in Finance for example critiquing an economic theory that is relatable to Finance. Or through work experience that you have done in the Finance sector. Books like Too Big to Fail also show an interest, and then perhaps link that to how reading it made you want to research something in more depth etc.

    Best of luck, i am waiting to here back from Bristol E&F.

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    Is it necessary for the personal statement to talk about finance?
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    (Original post by UseYourEyes)
    You can show your interest in Finance for example critiquing an economic theory that is relatable to Finance. Or through work experience that you have done in the Finance sector. Books like Too Big to Fail also show an interest, and then perhaps link that to how reading it made you want to research something in more depth etc.

    Best of luck, i am waiting to here back from Bristol E&F.
    Hmmm. guess econs and mgmt will be better suited for my Personal statement.

    is econs and mgmt easier to get in?
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    You need to consider where else you are applying.

    I applied for 5 courses, all with a common theme of Finance in them. Of the 5 courses, to
    three were N300, one was LN13 and one was N302. So three different types of courses, that i was able to link together through finance. Try to find the common theme of the courses you are applying for, and therefore your personal statement will appear relevant to all unis that receive it.

    If you are only applying to Bristol, then i i would certainly mention finance as its 50% of the course description.

    You can use UCAS course search to find detailed information about the course. It should tell you what they are looking for in a candidate and therefore you can use that for your PS.
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    (Original post by josh_v)
    You need to consider where else you are applying.

    I applied for 5 courses, all with a common theme of Finance in them. Of the 5 courses, to
    three were N300, one was LN13 and one was N302. So three different types of courses, that i was able to link together through finance. Try to find the common theme of the courses you are applying for, and therefore your personal statement will appear relevant to all unis that receive it.

    If you are only applying to Bristol, then i i would certainly mention finance as its 50% of the course description.

    You can use UCAS course search to find detailed information about the course. It should tell you what they are looking for in a candidate and therefore you can use that for your PS.
    Well i am applying to econs for 4 choices and econs and fin/mgmt for bristol cause i heard it's easier to get in.

    but my personal statement was drafted based on experience which was more towards mgmt.
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    To what the above said, I applied to 5 universities, 2 of them were straight Economics, 1 was ICMA and 2 were Eco + Finance. So far ive heard back from 4/5 of my choices, both of the straight economics universities have accepted me, ICMA has, and one of the Economics and Finance has.

    I dont think that it is suitable to give 50% of a personal statement to Finance. Especially as Economics and Finance can be linked together so easily in your statement.

    At Bristol Economics + Management and Economics and Finance both appear with the same statistics for applicants/offers. So there is no real way to tell, but i imagine so.
 
 
 
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