Personal Statement

This is your opportunity to convey your motivation and enthusiasm for your chosen programme and show your suitability for postgraduate study.

Your statement should include examples that draw on relevant work, voluntary or study experiences and illustrate the transferable skills you will use when you become a postgraduate student (time management, project management, communication skills, working in a team and problem solving).

Your statement should cover areas such as:

  • why you have chosen the course and why you have chosen Newcastle University
  • how you will apply your current skills, knowledge and experience to the course
  • successes and achievements that are relevant to the course and show your aptitude for postgraduate study
  • how the programme fits into your career plans and ambitions