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Hi, I want to do criminology with psychology but two of the unis that I really want to go to don’t offer that course one does criminology with forensic psychology and the other only offers psychology so would i have to write a separate personal statement or could I still use the one I’ve already written for criminology and psychology?
Original post by Izzytomney
Hi, I want to do criminology with psychology but two of the unis that I really want to go to don’t offer that course one does criminology with forensic psychology and the other only offers psychology so would i have to write a separate personal statement or could I still use the one I’ve already written for criminology and psychology?

As long as the one you've written has a reasonable amount of Psychology within it (and isn't too Criminology focused), you should be fine.
Hi @Izzytomney 👋

A lot of what you have wrote within your original personal statement will be transferable, but I would recommend writing a new personal statement for the other university which offers a different course to make it more focussed on the other university and course as the modules are likely to be different, and it may look confusing if you are discussing criminology within it.

A lot of what you have already wrote could be copied and pasted in some sections, however.

Hope this helps.

Lauren
WrexhamUniReps
Original post by Izzytomney
Hi, I want to do criminology with psychology but two of the unis that I really want to go to don’t offer that course one does criminology with forensic psychology and the other only offers psychology so would i have to write a separate personal statement or could I still use the one I’ve already written for criminology and psychology?

Hi,
As much as the application will probably translate to both courses, you probably want to make sure that you seem as passionate about the subject as possible. Because of this, I would personally write a new one.
Having said this, you definitely don't need to completely start from scratch, just edit what you have as much as you can.
Best of luck,
Meg 🙂
MA Popular Music Student.
Original post by WrexhamUniReps
Hi @Izzytomney 👋
A lot of what you have wrote within your original personal statement will be transferable, but I would recommend writing a new personal statement for the other university which offers a different course to make it more focussed on the other university and course as the modules are likely to be different, and it may look confusing if you are discussing criminology within it.
A lot of what you have already wrote could be copied and pasted in some sections, however.
Hope this helps.
Lauren
WrexhamUniReps

This is pointless if the Uni won't accept a substitute PS - and many Universities do not.
@WrexhamUniReps and @PG Study Chester - I assume you realise that UCAS only lets you provide a single personal statement?

From this page on the UCAS web site:

"Can you write more than one personal statement?

No, you only write one personal statement that all of your choices see. The same goes if you apply to further universities, or courses in Extra or Clearing."
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Original post by DataVenia
@WrexhamUniReps and @PG Study Chester - I assume you realise that UCAS only lets you provide a single personal statement?
From this page on the UCAS web site:
"Can you write more than one personal statement?
No, you only write one personal statement that all of your choices see. The same goes if you apply to further universities, or courses in Extra or Clearing."
I was told at college if you contact the uni they sometimes accept a second personal statement
Original post by Izzytomney
I was told at college if you contact the uni they sometimes accept a second personal statement

They do, but "sometimes" is the key word here. As @McGinger says above, "many Universities do not".

Generally speaking, you get a single personal statement. Some unis will accept an additional one sent directly to them.

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