I've just started work on my personal statement and I've run into a bit of an issue.
I'm applying for both English Literature & Politics, and just straight Politics, across my five chosen courses (out of my favourites, the joint honours at Liverpool, and the single honours at Sheffield).
How do I phrase my personal statement in a way that appeals to both courses?
Writing about english will surely disillusion the universities that I'm applying to that offer purely politics, but omitting english and discussing only politics will likewise surely disillusion Liverpool?
It's crossed my mind to somehow combine the two by discussing political literature in my PS in order to satisfy both, but even then, to Sheffield, to whom I am applying for politics, it will appear bizarre that I seem to have a fixation on political literature and use up so much of my PS to discuss it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
NB: Essentially, if Sheffield offered a politics and lit dual honours it wouldn't even cross my mind to apply to Liverpool, because I absolutely loved Sheffield when visiting on the open day and have since been back, but they just dont do the dual honours I'm interested in - only politics OR lit. Liverpool I really liked when visiting on the open day, and they do the dual honours that I really want to do - but as a city and as a university I've personally scored it slightly below Sheffield
It's not too late!