I was hoping someone could offer some insight on how important previous work experience is when applying to the IPSA degrees. I am considering two: International Security and Human Rights.
Basically, my gpa is quite good, I will most likely be graduating with 1st Honours or a high 2.1 from Glasgow University. Dunno how much that is in American style GPA.. maybe around 3.80? I have taken multiple courses in both International Security and Human rights, and I have a basic knowledge of Russian and French. I have been quite involved with numerous societies, campaigns, activities on campus that have to do with IR and mostly human rights, I attended a Universitas 21 summer school on Human Rights last summer, and I volunteered in a presidential election campaign in my home country (we lost
However, I don't really have any professional experience in the field. Would that diminish my chances a lot? I noticed for the International Security course that the degree is aimed at people who already
have the professional/work experience.. Hence why I think my chances might be higher for the Human Rights programme. I would love to do either one of those degrees.. What do you guys think? Thank you in advance!
P.S.: This is a bit random, but how long does the personal statement need to be? I wanted to draft it before I start the application, but after searching the entire website, I still couldn't find anything being mentioned..