Personal Statement - Applying for 2 courses at different unis

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Hi,

I'm applying for a Politics and Social Policy course at 1 uni, and Politics and Sociology at another.

Just finishing my personal statement and can't decide how best to get around this. Should I refer to the course as just politics in my statement, is there any better way?

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You might not need to refer to the course by name. You will talk about why you want to study particular topics, or why you like certain elements of the course. But if you are careful you can avoid mentioning the exact title

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Think il just change it to wanting to study politics in general rather than a specific course

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I am also facing same problem, I want to apply for child nursing and adult nursing, not sure if it is possible to do a combined personal statement.
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I am also facing same problem, I want to apply for child nursing and adult nursing, not sure if it is possible to do a combined personal statement.
For adult and child nursing a PS that isn't 100% focused on one branch of nursing will get you an instant rejection.

If you genuinely can't decide there is at least two BNs that cover both branches: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/healths...ld.page?#entry
http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/u...istration.aspx

They're a rarity though and generally have a longer course and higher entry requirements.
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I had the same problem, had some really helpful advice from one university. Write your UCAS application to one specific course and send it. Then write or slightly adjust your statement to fit the other course and send it directly to the university via their admissions team, they then match it to your application and send it to the tutors. It has worked for me, hope that helps.
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I had the same problem, had some really helpful advice from one university. Write your UCAS application to one specific course and send it. Then write or slightly adjust your statement to fit the other course and send it directly to the university via their admissions team, they then match it to your application and send it to the tutors. It has worked for me, hope that helps.
That might work, although there's no guarantee that a uni will accept a second PS - they have no requirement to
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Hi,

I'm applying for a Politics and Social Policy course at 1 uni, and Politics and Sociology at another.

Just finishing my personal statement and can't decide how best to get around this. Should I refer to the course as just politics in my statement, is there any better way?

Thanks
Be clever about it and write about how studying sociology at a level also helped you to learn about how the social side influences politics (i have no clue when it comes to sociology and politics as subjects) and how it's furthered your interest in politics and the social aspects of it
Does that even make sense?
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Be clever about it and write about how studying sociology at a level also helped you to learn about how the social side influences politics (i have no clue when it comes to sociology and politics as subjects) and how it's furthered your interest in politics and the social aspects of it
Does that even make sense?
It's actually best to leave out A Levels, because the admissions tutors will know how the subjects link together like this. Reading outside of the course is much better to mention
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It's actually best to leave out A Levels, because the admissions tutors will know how the subjects link together like this. Reading outside of the course is much better to mention
IDK, it seemed to me like OP doesn't want to make their ps sound like they are applying to two different courses so wouldn't it be okay for something like this?
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IDK, it seemed to me like OP doesn't want to make their ps sound like they are applying to two different courses so wouldn't it be okay for something like this?
It's not really enough tho to just talk about sociology in this way for the unis for sociology. It's best to try and find commonalities (if there are any) and talk about the interest in the overlapping areas
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