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    In my personal statement, I have written that I want to do undergraduate studies in Physics. However, I have also written a paragraph (about 100 words) that refers to my deep interest in linguistsics.

    After many hours of thinking, I decided to chose Physics for my undergraduate studies, but I cannot just throw Linguistics in the trash just because I will study something else.

    So, should I include this in my personal statement or will the people who will read it not care?

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: I have an interest in Physics since I was little. This is what I will study and I won't change it. About Linguistics, my interest started last year BUT I would still like to study it or something like that.
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    (Original post by Apogeotou)
    In my personal statement, I have written that I want to do undergraduate studies in Physics. However, I have also written a paragraph (about 100 words) that refers to my deep interest in linguistsics.

    After many hours of thinking, I decided to chose Physics over Linguistics for my undergraduate studies, but I cannot just throw Linguistics in the trash just because I will study something else.

    So, should I include this in my personal statement or will the people who will read it not care?

    Thanks in advance.
    It will just show that you are still not sure the course you want to study
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    (Original post by Apogeotou)
    In my personal statement, I have written that I want to do undergraduate studies in Physics. However, I have also written a paragraph (about 100 words) that refers to my deep interest in linguistsics.

    After many hours of thinking, I decided to chose Physics for my undergraduate studies, but I cannot just throw Linguistics in the trash just because I will study something else.

    So, should I include this in my personal statement or will the people who will read it not care?

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: I have an interest in Physics since I was little. This is what I will study and I won't change it. About Linguistics, my interest started last year BUT I would still like to study it or something like that.
    I would dedicate that 100 words to something else physics-related that would be more worth. Linguistics won't relate to the course so an admissions tutor won't take much notice of it.

    However, it might be worth including if you're applying to a university that has physics courses with a year abroad (I think that Imperial does this), or if you can make a strong argument as to how it improves you ability to communicate complex ideas.
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    You don't need to talk about subjects you'll take as electives, so just focus on physics
 
 
 
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