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So I wish to transfer course, onto second year study, at a different university. The course is similar in some regards, but they are still entirely different. I am not sure how to talk about this in my personal statement. I feel as though anything I put will make myself seem arbitrary of capricious.
-How do I mention my passion for this new course? I imagine it is hard because obviously I must have been passionate about my first course and any passion for this new course would have only developed in this 1 year....
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(Original post by OliverHartless)
So I wish to transfer course, onto second year study, at a different university. The course is similar in some regards, but they are still entirely different. I am not sure how to talk about this in my personal statement. I feel as though anything I put will make myself seem arbitrary of capricious.
-How do I mention my passion for this new course? I imagine it is hard because obviously I must have been passionate about my first course and any passion for this new course would have only developed in this 1 year....
First of all, have you checked with the uni that they are willing to accept a transfer?

As for describing your interest, if you can link it to the course you are doing now (i.e. the relevant stuff that you have covered this year), that would be good to mention. No need to mention why other stuff is less interesting, just focus on the positives
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I think that as long as you justify what motivated you to change to study at THAT particular university, on THAT particular course, then you're in the running for a good personal statement. They want to see why you're so dedicated and a cut above the rest. As said above by Interrobang, avoid negatives about your old course/university as this can be to your detriment
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On top of the advice above don't use the word passion.

It's either an exaggeration (if you don't get an actual physical boner thinking about your subject) or concerning (if you DO). And it's always a massive cliche.
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