Two or more subjects in personal statement

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I am applying a internet computing and networking course. When I write my personal statement, I realise there are two subjects to write why I want to study those subjects. If I write two of those subjects I might go over the word limit, and might not convince the admissions tutor as they think you talk about two subjects instead of one, and they think you are talking off topic. How would I convince the admissions tutor if I apply to different IT courses on the online application form? Or is it better to apply all the same courses? Hope you know what I mean.
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well..i wouldn't worry about going 'over' the wordlimit..as it's simply not possible..you'd just be cut off mid sentence.. not a good plan!

surely internet computing & networking are quite similar, in which case you could write a PS relevant to both of them?

& there's no reason why you shouldn't apply for more than one subject.. i managed to get offers with my PS for medicine, history-neuroscience & history-psychology!
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These two subjects sound pretty similar so I wouldn't worry about it too much. You could just write a general computing statement and say the areas you are most interested in are the internet and networking.

It's definatly best to apply for the courses you're most interested in, rather than make sure they are all the same. Even if courses have the same name, you may find the content of them is quite different and so it's best to apply for what you want to do rather than whatever makes writing a personal statment easiest.

I would write a general computing personal statement but say you are interested most in these two areas. You might find some more help on my website for Applying For Joint Degree and Applying For Different Subjects.
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