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i want to apply for neuroscience and im writing my personal statement and im not sure how i can link maths with neuroscience
i do a level maths does anyone know what i can talk about
i have done statistics and mechanics and core maths
what mathematical skills are required for neuroscience? pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee
thank you
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Hey coolgamer,
How were your a level results?
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Hey coolgamer,
How were your a level results?
abb biol chem maths
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Is it bad?
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Hey coolgamer,
How were your a level results?
Do u do neuroscience ?
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Does anyone do neuroscience?
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abb is good or bad depending on your ambitions for which university you want to attend.

Maths is necessary for all science, so by studying it you are gaining skills necessary for the subject. This whole linking your subjects together seems overrated to me though; they know how science a levels are going to help you study a science at university. Maybe if you want to be fancy you could say something like studying human reasoning in the form of mathematics made you wonder about the processes involved in thinking or something. I have no idea whether that's any good or not, not knowing anything about neuroscience myself.

I wouldn't bother though, I'd mostly talk about your independant reading and study into the subject. The thousand or so characters will be used up quicker than you imagine.
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abb is good or bad depending on your ambitions for which university you want to attend.

Maths is necessary for all science, so by studying it you are gaining skills necessary for the subject. This whole linking your subjects together seems overrated to me though; they know how science a levels are going to help you study a science at university. Maybe if you want to be fancy you could say something like studying human reasoning in the form of mathematics made you wonder about the processes involved in thinking or something. I have no idea whether that's any good or not, not knowing anything about neuroscience myself.

I wouldn't bother though, I'd mostly talk about your independant reading and study into the subject. The thousand or so characters will be used up quicker than you imagine.
Ty
The unis I plan to apply for are
Leicester queen Mary Southampton which want ABB but Ima aim for AAB
So is my as results ok Ima resit some as modules
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Ty
The unis I plan to apply for are
Leicester queen Mary Southampton which want ABB but Ima aim for AAB
So is my as results ok Ima resit some as modules
If you're going for the abb unis, then yes abb is good, and if you can get aab, even better.
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Your results are fine especially if you're resitting, don't worry bro
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Your results are fine especially if you're resitting, don't worry bro
Lol Ima girl but ty
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Your results are fine especially if you're resitting, don't worry bro
Since I retook year 12 will unis have higher grade requirements?
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First off, please don't try and link your A level subjects with what you're wanting to study unless there's something specific you want to talk about. Your A levels will be mentioned elsewhere on your PS and they're not unique to you so talking about them wastes space. As someone has said before, use the space to talk about your interest in neuro and why you want to study it at uni.
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Since I retook year 12 will unis have higher grade requirements?
Not the ones you've mentioned, but send them a quick email to confirm,
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First off, please don't try and link your A level subjects with what you're wanting to study unless there's something specific you want to talk about. Your A levels will be mentioned elsewhere on your PS and they're not unique to you so talking about them wastes space. As someone has said before, use the space to talk about your interest in neuro and why you want to study it at uni.
So for the academic paragraph shud I talk about book and journals I read and epq and then in another paragraph talk about work experience in pharmacy and try and link it to drugs used in neuroscience and maybe add a bit about something Iearnt in chemistry about how drugs work?
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Most of your statement should be about your academic interest in the subject including what reading you've done around the subject and what your specific interests are. Pharmacy work experience is not really relevant unless you can talk about relevant transferable skills gained or how it relates to your academic interest in the subject.
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Most of your statement should be about your academic interest in the subject including what reading you've done around the subject and what your specific interests are. Pharmacy work experience is not really relevant unless you can talk about relevant transferable skills gained or how it relates to your academic interest in the subject.
Do u do neuroscience ?
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Most of your statement should be about your academic interest in the subject including what reading you've done around the subject and what your specific interests are. Pharmacy work experience is not really relevant unless you can talk about relevant transferable skills gained or how it relates to your academic interest in the subject.
Well I could talk about Neuropharmacology maybe talk about some drugs I learnt about ?
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I studied biochem in which neuroscience was an option. But I do have a lot of experience of reviewing PSs, I don't think neuropharamcology is an aspect of a neuroscience course. You may want to look up the courses you're interested in and check. You don't want to come across as someone who hasn't done their homework or is confused about what they're applying to study.
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