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    Hello! I'm new here and I have a some problems in writing my personal statement. I am planning to apply for pharmacy as well as chemical engineering. Both courses are so different and I have no idea how to combine the 2 into one personal statement. I appreciate any advice given
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    (Original post by HunGoh1997)
    Hello! I'm new here and I have a some problems in writing my personal statement. I am planning to apply for pharmacy as well as chemical engineering. Both courses are so different and I have no idea how to combine the 2 into one personal statement. I appreciate any advice given
    Without knowing anything about those courses, you're more likely to get in if you make a PS tailored to a specific course (showing interest and dedication to it) rather than two. I'd recommend choosing just one course to apply for and write a PS for that. Making the choice will require some research that will hopefully help you decide what pursuit is best for you.
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    The courses are vastly different and admissions tutors will be looking for very different things from statements for both so you need to pick one.
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    You should decide on a career first.
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    Wow I didn't expect for such a prompt response from you guys! okay thks guys, I will reconsider my choices
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    (Original post by HunGoh1997)
    Hello! I'm new here and I have a some problems in writing my personal statement. I am planning to apply for pharmacy as well as chemical engineering. Both courses are so different and I have no idea how to combine the 2 into one personal statement. I appreciate any advice given
    I applied for some Theoretical Physics courses and some Mathematics courses. I tried to show how learning about 1 increased my enthusiasm for the other and how I enjoyed aspects which are found in both subjects. My subjects are different than yours how ever you could maybe use a similar idea? For example, you might want to study pharmacy because it includes chemical engineering while putting it to good use, maybe you would like to design cheaper medicine so you could save the NHS money. Maybe not that but you get the idea.

    Best of luck!
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    Well it's kinda hard because I love chemistry and I'm hoping to pursue something in the chemistry field. Pharmacy is really exciting for me but at the same time chemical engineering offers better career prospects.

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    (Original post by Louisb19)
    I applied for some Theoretical Physics courses and some Mathematics courses. I tried to show how learning about 1 increased my enthusiasm for the other and how I enjoyed aspects which are found in both subjects. My subjects are different than yours how ever you could maybe use a similar idea? For example, you might want to study pharmacy because it includes chemical engineering while putting it to good use, maybe you would like to design cheaper medicine so you could save the NHS money. Maybe not that but you get the idea.

    Best of luck!
    Thank you!

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    (Original post by HunGoh1997)
    Hello! I'm new here and I have a some problems in writing my personal statement. I am planning to apply for pharmacy as well as chemical engineering. Both courses are so different and I have no idea how to combine the 2 into one personal statement. I appreciate any advice given
    Hi, I take a combined course - some universities will let you submit a separate personal statement to your main one
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    (Original post by girlygiggle)
    Hi, I take a combined course - some universities will let you submit a separate personal statement to your main one
    How do you do that? The UCAS application only allows one personal statement if I'm not mistaken?
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    (Original post by HunGoh1997)
    How do you do that? The UCAS application only allows one personal statement if I'm not mistaken?
    Yes UCAS only allows one, however I have been to open days where they say if you don't think your ps reflects the course you're applying for at that uni, you can email a different one to the university's admissions department - it doesn't go via ucas. I never did this - I just remember it being an option. But obviously not every university will do this but it's worth asking
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    (Original post by girlygiggle)
    Yes UCAS only allows one, however I have been to open days where they say if you don't think your ps reflects the course you're applying for at that uni, you can email a different one to the university's admissions department - it doesn't go via ucas. I never did this - I just remember it being an option. But obviously not every university will do this but it's worth asking
    Wow thanks a lot! Will definitely do that

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    There are two ways

    One: only address one course - you only talk about one particular subject if you apply to a combined course.

    Another: address both courses by a dedicate link - for example - you combine economics and psychology together you can talk about how psychological effect has an impact on consumer culture etc and hence affects the economy... etc.

    do some reading and you will find out how to do it

    good luck
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    If you apply to pharmacy with a PS that isn't 100% about pharmacy you will be rejected. Like most health related courses they have more than enough applications from people dedicated and committed to just that course/career - they're not likely to give a space to an applicant who doesn't show commitment in their PS.
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    If you apply to pharmacy with a PS that isn't 100% about pharmacy you will be rejected. Like most health related courses they have more than enough applications from people dedicated and committed to just that course/career - they're not likely to give a space to an applicant who doesn't show commitment in their PS.
    Thanks for noting that. I think I have to rethink everything before writing my PS. Thanks a lot

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    (Original post by HunGoh1997)
    Thanks for noting that. I think I have to rethink everything before writing my PS. Thanks a lot

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    Good luck.

    I'd personally recommend you use writing your PS to help make your decision. Start drafting a PS for both courses - usually this will help you figure out which option you truly want to go for and which one you're struggle more to justify
 
 
 
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