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Read the phrasing carefully.

Different institutions will phrase what they want to see in their personal statement differently, some examples (as of September 2013) and how you could break the wording down to ensure you address everything are below:

Example of application guidance from LSE:

You must submit a personal statement with your application form. This should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. It should describe your academic interests and your purpose and objectives in undertaking graduate study. 

Suggestions of what to include for this phrasing:

  • Outline what are your academic interests specifically
  • How they are related to the course.
  • How do you see the course furthering these interests?
  • Do you have previous experience of studying these areas?
  • Was your undergraduate dissertation, major project or a group presentation relevant to the course or your academic interests?
  •  Have you attended conferences, seminars or networking events outside your studies to increase your knowledge?
  • What have you learnt recently,
  • and how does this link to the course you are applying for?
  • Perhaps you can link your academic interests to work experience you have gained?
  • Purpose in undertaking graduate study  – Why are you applying for postgraduate study? This could be linked to discussing your academic interests, or perhaps you have a career orientated goal.
  • Objectives in undertaking graduate study  – What do you hope to achieve by the end of your postgraduate study, whether educationally or professionally? If you have professional objectives, how will this course help you move towards your career goal?
  • What else?  – you could also include some of the suggestions in the guidelines below, but make sure you address everything in their description.

Example of application guidance from SOAS:

Your personal statement should be no more than 1,000 words. It should include the reasons why you are interested in the programme, highlight your relevant experience and suitability for the programme as well as future plans. 

  • Why you are interested in the programme  – Look at the course content carefully to decide what it is that most interests you in the programme content-wise. Discuss any relevant research or coursework you might have done in the past, and include technical language or language that shows you have a grasp of the topic.
  • Relevant experience  – think back to your work experience, extracurricular activities and voluntary experiences and reflect upon relevant projects you might have worked on, tasks you were set or research you conducted that demonstrates relevance to the course. You might not feel you have this experience yet, but perhaps you have worked in a relevant sector and you could show your technical and commercial understanding.
  • Suitability for the programme  – Think about the skills you might need to succeed in this programme. What is your experience that makes you suitable for the programme? Perhaps you will reflect on study or research skills that you have gained, or maybe you’ll need strong negotiation, communication or presentation skills which you gained through mooting or as a student representative? If you can show you were engaged with your undergraduate university’s community then this might be a good place to mention what you did.
  • Future plans  – What are your career aspirations and how do you see the course furthering these?

Writing a personal statement

If they do not specify what to include in your personal statement, areas you might want to include are below. There is no set order of when to mention what but starting your personal statement with your most relevant point is advised.


  • Why are you applying for the programme?
  • What do you hope to gain from the programme?
  • What is it that interests you about the subject? Can this be related to your previous education or work experience (see below)?
  • What are your career aspirations and how will this course help you achieve them?

Educational experience and commercial knowledge

  • Do you have past education that gives you the knowledge base you need for the course?
  • Is your undergraduate dissertation relevant? Tell the tutor about it and the research methods you used (especially if applying for a research masters).
  • Perhaps you like to keep up with current news in the sector you hope to go into. You could mention a topical issue and discuss how you see the course furthering your understanding.

Work experience

  • Have you gained work experience in a field relevant to the course or relevant to your career ambitions? Can you link this experience to your motivation to wanting to continue studying in this field?
  • Tell the tutor about this experience and reflect on how this could help with the course or use it as an example of your motivation for continued study in a related area.
  • If you are a mature student returning to study, why are you returning? Are you looking to make a career change? Why, and how, do you expect the course will support your new ambition?

Other experience

  • Include your extracurricular and voluntary experience too. Tutors want rounded people on their course; show that you engaged in university life during your undergraduate course or that you gained some relevant skills or experiences through volunteering.

Anything else

  • You can outline your main achievements, awards or successes in competitions. Think about the course you are applying for and if there is anything they might be particularly impressed by.
  • Mention relevant summer schools, overseas study or conferences/ short courses you might have attended that are related to the course.

Other circumstances

  • Deferred entry – if you would like to start the course the following year explain to the course tutor what you will be doing with the next year.

Final checks

  • Spelling and grammar – this will give the course tutor an idea as to your writing skills, so ensure there are no mistakes.
  • Abbreviations and acronyms – explain any you have used.
  • Content structure – ensure the paragraphs make sense and that the document flows well. Don’t repeat yourself by revisiting an experience or educational point.
  • Don’t write a narrative of your life, from leaving school to current day.
  • Be positive; don’t use negative language i.e. Although I have little experience of…
  • Adhere to the word count (where applicable) or if there isn’t one, keep your statement to two to three pages of A4.

If you are already a student at LSE and would like LSE Careers to check your personal statement before you submit it please  make an appointment for a careers discussion  on CareerHub. It is also advised that if your application is fairly technically subject specific that you get an academic to check the content for accuracy.


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These UCAS personal statements have been kindly provided by students applying to London School of Economics. You can click on one of the links below to view the entire statement and find out if the applicant was offered a place.

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History Personal Statement Example 3 Recently, I found out that my grandma was gambled into slavery for seven years. She escaped her prison and made her way back to Hong Kong, 300 miles south. I was amazed at how courageous she was. This personal discovery led me to read Jung Chang's 'Wild Swans' which made me both proud and ashamed of my heritage...

Mathematics and Economics Personal Statement Example 1 As Pythagoras may have said, (Ambitious)2 + (Bold)2 = (Critical thinker)2 makes a perfect student and is what I strive to be. From the simple Pythagorean to the complex Fermat's Last Theorem, mathematics is a never ending branch of study which I enthusiastically enjoy studying and why I wish to pursue it even further at university...

Economics and Politics Personal Statement Example 1 "I killed the bank": the last words of Andrew Jackson, former president of the US, after he had vetoed to renew the charter and withdraw all federal deposits from banks causing them to bust. Real money was backed with gold shortly after, causing the greatest economic boom in history for the US where no income tax was implemented...

Maths and Actuarial Science Personal Statement Example Maths is a subject like no other; its complexity makes it a challenging and often frustrating area of study, however the logic behind every problem leaves a feeling of certainty about it. My devotion to the subject has grown exponentially, especially in recent years...

Geography Personal Statement Example 1 At first glance, my A Level choices appear scientifically biased, but they underpin key topics studied in Geography. I enjoy investigating the theories of global economies, population and poverty. The mathematics I have studied enables me to manipulate raw data meaningfully...

Anthropology Personal Statement Example 1 Completing my sixth form education at a multicultural boarding school has allowed me to experience a wide social and cultural diversity that I never would have expected in a school environment, in great contrast to the subtle ethnocentrism of my previous schooling...

Anthropology Personal Statement Example 2 My fascination with human behaviour and the motivations behind human actions has existed for most of my adult life, to determine a cause however I would accredit this to the voluntary work I participated in with Crisis Single Persons Homeless charity...

Mathematics and Economics Personal Statement Example 2 Every day we make decisions and interact with others; the laws of economics help us make rational choices and consider the irrationality of others, as well as understand the world better. Maths and statistics are the necessary tools for me to understand the modern economics...

Politics Personal Statement Example 5 My background, living in three major metropolises, Lagos, London and Aberdeen bestowed me a very diverse, open, multicultural way of thinking. The cultural shock of Lagos widened my eyes to vastness of the world and prepped my involvement in the Community Development Committee, allowing me to get in touch with all sectors of Nigerian society; here my interest in sociology, politics and government took flight...

Maths & Actuarial Science Personal Statement Example 1 "It has become a very strange and perhaps frightening subject from the ordinary point of view,but anyone who penetrates into it will find a veritable fairyland"( Kasner E and Newman J).This saying is perhaps the most fitted to describe my enthusiasm for Maths...

Business & Management Personal Statement Example There is no limit to what you can learn and how much you can earn from it. Instilled with this belief by my father, I have since the beginning learnt to approach the world differently. I view that knowledge can be applied practically not only to earn a living, but also to earn wisdom...

Mathematics and Engineering Personal Statement Example Questions regarding the reason for my liking of mathematics have only one answer: mathematical logic and concepts contribute to a practical approach in every aspect of life. It is the diversity and universal applicability of this subject that encourages me to delve further and study it in depth...

Economics and Economic History Personal Statement Example Over the past few years I have developed a strong interest in the Economic history of the UK. I have become interested in how the UK's economic policy over centuries has built the UK into one of the world's most economically developed countries today...

Economics Personal Statement Example 23 It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still. John Maynard Keynes From childhood I was bred to learn and the passion to understand has become a trait of my character...

Accountancy & Management Personal Statement Example I have chosen to study combined degrees in Accounting and Finance or Economics because I intend to further my studies towards developing a career in financial consultancy. Accountancy and Finance remain central elements of the dynamics of commerce, that define the way a firm, shareholders and society at large interact on multiple platforms...

European Social & Political Studies Personal Statement Example In my opinion, the problems societies face today deserve an in-depth analysis which draws on different disciplines of thought for its relevance; furthermore the implementations of strategies to combat problems must take into account more than one academic approach if they are going to be positively effective...

Economics Personal Statement Example 28 While working in the stock broker I became 100% sure that I wanted to study Economics at university. I gained employment at a Stock Broker office as a Monitor Operator in Bangladesh and my duty was to monitor the daily price list of trading of shares at the beginning of the day and then preparing trading reports at the end...

Sociology Personal Statement Example 12 A Gospel choir tour around South Africa was the catalyst for my fascination with human culture. As I travelled I was able to directly experience a multiplicity of cultures even within this one country...

Anthropology Personal Statement Example 7 Coming from a mixed religious background, the comparison between cultural practices has touched me deeply, personally and profoundly. I have been able to observe the influence of culture on people's perspectives and world views...

Politics & Social Policy Personal Statement Example The ever-changing nature and diversity of politics is fascinating. The rapid social and political development in Russia in the early 2000s, still surrounded by the left-overs, if not quite the toppled statues of the previous socialist regime, kindled my interest in politics...

PPE/Economics Personal Statement Example Humanity today stands at the intersection of the most significant questions facing the world today: if democracy leads to political infighting, should it be sacrificed in the interest of economic well-being? Does religious fundamentalism provide a way for countries in the developing world to assert their identity in the face of Western hegemony? Does the entry of Western consumer goods threaten a country’s economic self-sufficiency? The answers of these questions will determine what the nature of our world is in the twenty-first century...

Sociology Personal Statement Example 14 The need for the study of Sociology in society is, arguably, universally fundamental. The study of society is of paramount importance in solving social problems of great magnitude such as poverty and family disorganisation...

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December 20th, 2023

How to write an amazing personal statement: a simple guide to stand out.

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Embarking on the UCAS application journey is an exciting yet challenging endeavour. One of the pivotal components is the personal statement , a piece that goes beyond listing achievements to reveal your journey, passions, and future aspirations. Having successfully navigated this process, I’m eager to share my insights and tips to help you craft a standout personal statement that assisted me in securing an offer from LSE.

First, start your personal statement with a captivating introduction that narrates the incident or experience that ignited your interest in the chosen subject. Whether it’s a specific event, class, book, or personal experience, articulate the moment that sparked your curiosity and left you eager to delve deeper into the field.

Next, outline the steps you’ve taken to expand your knowledge of the subject. Mention key readings, focusing on 2-3 books suggested by the university (check the preliminary readings list in the programme pages ). Emphasise the depth of your engagement by highlighting specific chapters and sharing reflections on the material. It’s not about the number of books but the quality of your engagement and the insights you’ve gained.

If you are applying for a combined degree programme, such as the BSc Politics and Economics degree , ensure you balance and effectively convey your interest in both subjects within your personal statement. Avoid predominantly discussing only one subject; instead, demonstrate equal enthusiasm and interest for both disciplines.

Meanwhile, you can discuss activities that showcase your passion for the subject. Whether it’s a case study or volunteer work, explain how these experiences deepened your understanding. Be specific about what you learned, challenges faced, and the impact on your intellectual growth.

Indeed, concisely mention extracurricular activities that honed soft skills crucial to your chosen course. Quantify your impact and focus on outcomes. Connect these skills—whether leadership, teamwork, or communication—to your future success at university and beyond.

In your conclusion, clearly articulate your vision for the future with the acquired degree. Whether in industry or research, discuss your goals and how you see yourself contributing to the community. Highlight the positive impact you hope to make with the knowledge gained from the course.

Acknowledge the complexity of crafting a compelling personal statement by seeking guidance. In my case, CollegeLAH, a Malaysian student volunteer organisation, allocated me a mentor, and my university placement office advisor provided invaluable assistance in reviewing my personal statement.

Crafting a compelling personal statement is a meticulous process. Engage in readings, conduct thorough research, reflect on experiences, connect insights to your content, and structure the narrative. Admitting the complexity, my personal statement took three months to evolve into its final form.

In summary, your UCAS personal statement is a unique opportunity to showcase your journey, passion, and aspirations. By following these tips and investing the necessary time and effort, you can create a personal statement that not only meets the requirements but also stands out among the competition.

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Creative Guide to a Successful LSE Personal Statement

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Are you applying to the London School of Economics for an economics degree? Writing a personal statement for LSE is unlike any other university. You will need to demonstrate your passion and knowledge of the field in order to be unique.

This post provides valuable information, tips and advice on how to write an effective LSE Personal Statement Economics . This will help you make a strong impression on the admissions’ committee.

Importance of a Good Introduction

Your introduction is an important part of your statement as it sets the tone for the rest of your essay. It should be engaging, informative, and capture readers attention, so they keep reading.

Remember to include why you are interested in economics and what makes it such an essential field. Demonstrate how your experiences, interests, and skills have shaped your passion for the subject.

Highlighting Academic Achievements and Experiences

When writing your personal statement, it is important to include any relevant academic achievements or experiences you have gained. This can help boost your statement. This could be anything from courses you have taken or awards you may have received about economics.

You should mention any additional economics-related activities, such as attending conferences, reading books, or participating in research projects.

These examples will help show the admissions’ committee that you are an enthusiastic learner committed to furthering their understanding of the subject.

Explaining Why LSE Is the Best Fit

Finally, explain why LSE is the best fit for you. Talk about how their curriculum aligns with your academic and career goals and the advantages of studying economics in London.

Demonstrate that you understand what makes LSE unique and how it can help you develop academically and professionally.

Tips for Writing LSE Personal Statement

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1. Present your skills, knowledge, and experience clearly and concisely.

2. Showcase your enthusiasm for economics by referring to the books you have read or courses you have taken.

3. Connect your academic achievements with what makes LSE unique and how it can help you develop professionally and academically.

4. Make sure that the content of your statement is relevant to the course requirements. Just as outlined in the prospectus and website of the department/school to which you are applying.

5. Avoid clichés, ambitious statements, or grandiose claims about yourself. This will likely backfire on you and make a wrong impression on the admissions’ committee.

6. Proofread multiple times before submitting your statement. Get another person to read through it to ensure that all the points you have made make sense.

Example of LSE Personal Statement Economics

I have always been intrigued by the complexities of economics and its importance in today’s world. Growing up, I had the opportunity to study some of the most influential economists. Such as Keynes, Friedman, and Schumpeter, and discuss their theories with my peers. This experience not only allowed me to understand how economic systems work but also taught me how to think critically about global issues. My passion for economics led me to pursue a degree in this field, which has equipped me with valuable knowledge and skills. These can be applied to real-world situations.

After completing my undergraduate studies, I decided to pursue further education at the London School of Economics. It is renowned for its excellent teaching standards and cutting-edge research opportunities. The curriculum at LSE allows me to gain an in-depth understanding of how the different economic systems operate. And also, how they interact and affect each other. In addition, studying economics in London will give me access to a wealth of knowledge and resources, which can further my research interests.

My passion and dedication to this field will make me an asset to the LSE community. My experience in economics and my ambition to learn more make me an ideal candidate for this prestigious institution. With the guidance of its renowned faculty members, I can reach new heights within economics and contribute valuable insight into global markets and economies.

Writing a successful personal statement for LSE Economics requires careful thought and planning. Ensure to include all relevant experiences, accomplishments, interests, and motivations related to economics.

Additionally, explain why LSE is the perfect place to learn and grow in this field of study. With these guidelines, you should have no trouble crafting an effective essay!

Creative Guide to a Successful LSE Personal Statement

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The following personal statement is written by an applicant who got accepted to Masters’s program in Local Economic Development at London School of Economics. Read this essay to understand what a top Personal Statement in economics should look like.

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“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher.

As a child, my daily routine composed of attending school, helping with household chores, and learning embroidery. For all I knew, this was how girls lived in rural Balochistan. However, when I was 15, my family shifted to urban Karachi, where I saw a new world. The new moon of this unique place brought a lot of challenges with itself. I did not know how to converse with my privileged peers, and I had to study extra hours to compete with them. But the most shocking realization was that there was no trace of my previous lifestyle in this city, and girls had very different aspirations here compared to those in my village.

Harsh realities of chronic poverty, income inequality, and persistent unemployment are widespread in Pakistan, but the situation is even worse in my native Balochistan. Despite being rich in natural resources, nearly all Balochis live below the poverty line. As one of the few educated Balochis who has experienced hunger, I have always considered it a personal responsibility to play an active role in resolving the economic challenges of this province.

With this ardent desire, I joined Chief Minister’s Policy Reform Unit (CMPRU) as an economist research officer in Balochistan. My experience at the CMPRU, which provides policy support to Balochistan Chief Minister’s office, has been invaluable. Working directly with the Government’s economic advisors has enlightened me about the practical implications of economic theories. I have played a lead role in preparing a concept note called “Proposed Balochistan Development Vision and Strategy” for the development of primary sectors using the ‘Big Push’ and ‘Unbalanced’ growth theories. I used demographics and economic variables for identifying Rural and Urban Growth Nodes, i.e., selected areas where the development effort will be concentrated. District-wise data was used to build the primary economy of the province, which in turn would trigger growth in the secondary and tertiary sectors of the economy.

At CMPRU, I also conducted in-depth research on the ‘State of School Education in Balochistan’ and proposed actionable recommendations to improve school education. The output variables (student performance of grades five to ten) were correlated with input variables (school facilities) to analyze the data on education. The findings convinced the education department to opt for multi-room, multi-teacher schools instead of one-room, one-teacher schools, which were strengthened using distance learning techniques. The results of my work were also published in “The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press”.

I particularly enjoyed this research work because it was an extension of a cause I previously worked passionately for – the ‘Strengthening Poverty Reduction Strategy Monitoring Project’ (SPRSM). At SPRSM, I was engaged in a pro-poor and gender analysis of the provincial budget of the Government of Balochistan. My work revealed how the provincial budget is being used as a powerful tool to favour the males over the females and how the poor choices of government spending enhanced gender inequity. For example, constructing more boys’ schools was creating education inequality. The Planning & Development Department and key Ministries brought my work to light as a landmark study, and its findings were incorporated into the forthcoming budget.

Balochistan remains stagnant in the pre-industrial era and the grip of a robust military insurgency. Unfortunately, the people of Balochistan have never been taken on board while deciding their province’s fate; consequently, an armed struggle in the region continues to date. Currently, the Federal Government has agreed to give control of the Gwadar Port to a Chinese company on 43 years lease, and similar sentiments are surfacing in local stakeholders as they feel distanced from important decisions. When bottom-up economic policies are used to initiate the decision-making process, we will be able to see better results.

My experiences have convinced me of the importance of Economics in the socioeconomic development of a society. Consequently, I have decided to pursue an MSc in Local Economic Development at LSE, where I wish to seek and explore the contextualized definition of development from the point of view of indigenous people in Balochistan. Balochistan, being in the nascent stage of economic development, requires a unique development model to reap the benefits. The particular focus of LSE’s program on policy frameworks for local economies will enable me to devise the right policy interventions to spur economic growth in the province.

Working directly with the Chief Minister Balochistan Office and having the mandate to advise the Government on its policymaking, I have identified specific areas where I wish to make a significant impact after completing my LSE degree. For example, NGOs in Balochistan conduct pre-budget consultations every year to force provincial governments to make citizen-friendly budgets and increase the size of the Annual Development Plan. However, such efforts are not bringing any change. I regard this failure as a lack of technical expertise of the NGOs and the absence of their initial formal economic analysis of past government spending behaviours.

Following this rigorous and insightful MSc program, I feel I would be better equipped to trace the gaps and inefficiencies in budget-making and suggest ways to eliminate their inefficiencies. Furthermore, connections made with alumni, students and teachers at LSE will help me learn more about solutions others have implemented in other countries and then adapt them to Balochistan. I will also be able to use this platform to pique people working in Balochistan and forge partnerships with local NGOs and government institutions in other countries.

LSE will allow me to live in a multicultural setting and learn from other cultures. Moreover, it will let me tell people about life in Balochistan. Through this degree, I aim to complement my experience with a broad-based economic education and analytical tools that not only provide me with an academic foundation but also enable me to tackle real-world economic problems. I firmly believe that our economic policies should protect our wealth and resources and promote open markets and economic growth. 


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Personal Statement:Politics, Philosophy and Economics PPE 15

Politics, philosophy and economics personal statement.

I believe the three strands of Politics, Philosophy and Economics can combine to help to explain many of the events that take place in the world today, and it is my wish to increase my understanding of these events that has drawn me to this course. While my subject choices at A-Level are mostly scientific, I believe my interest in Mathematics and Physics comes from the same wish to fully understand the world we live in, constantly requiring the asking of questions to enable this, and also providing me with the analytical approach necessary to tackle any argument thoroughly. In the scientific subjects this process tends to result in the definite derivation of an answer, however reading and thinking about the points made in Thomas Nagel’s What does it all mean? allowed me to consider a question knowing that there can be no definitive answer, while still striving to fully examine each argument, and trying to find ways of validating or disproving any such argument, an opportunity I relished.

One area I am particularly keen to look into more is the development of Communist regimes around the world, such as in the USSR and China. Although the Communist party is in power today in the latter, internationally there is opposition to its apparent human rights abuses. However, it’s also one of the emerging BRIC economies, and it would be interesting to look into whether it’s economically Communist as well, in order to see if this success is down to Communism. John Stuart Mill said in his Principles of Political Economy that he thought Communism was just as valid a concept as Capitalism, but the success of either was dependent on their “futurity”, how they developed as time went on. Economically, the USSR often stagnated, so if China has abandoned or weakened the role of Communist economic principles it could be an aspect that needed to change in order to preserve political Communism. I would be interested in looking in depth into the original Marxist theory, to see if the alleged repression in countries such as China, Laos and Vietnam is due to interpretation of it, while also looking into how it has developed over time in its implementations across the world.

I am a regular reader of The Economist and The Times, and often try to find out more about current events in order to try and understand the background events leading up to any such developments. My natural interest in these events led me to take the Extended Project Qualification, where I looked at whether euthanasia ought to be made legal in Britain, due to the ongoing debate in the media. The work I did allowed me to study further the ethical arguments behind the issue, and decide on my own opinion. The project helped to develop my skills when it comes to research and self-motivation, and personally found it all the more rewarding because I was so interested in the problem of how to provide clear legislation on ethical matters, when so often each case affected has individual circumstances, that may change how moral any one example is seen to be.

Outside of lessons, I am keen helper in several voluntary schemes. I help with Year 6 Maths lessons at a local primary school, and each weekend I volunteer at a charity shop. I find this work gratifying, and would like to continue taking part in charity work at University. I also completed Grade 4 piano a few years ago, and now continue playing contemporary music. I am employed as a Lunchtime Supervisor in school.

Overall, it is during the last two years of school that my desire to take my long-standing interest in philosophy, politics and economics to a higher level became apparent. In History I have most enjoyed studying the evolution of the schools of thought of Liberalism, Socialism and Conservatism, and it is this that has increased my aspiration to look deeper into political and economic thought and its development internationally throughout the centuries.

Universities Applied to:

  • Oxford (PPE) - Offer (AAA) Firm
  • Lancaster (PPE) - Offer (AAB) Insurance
  • Durham (PPE) - Offer (A*AA)
  • Exeter (Philosophy and Political Economy) - Offer (AAA)
  • Warwick (PPE) - Rejection

Grades Achieved:

  • History (AS) - A
  • Maths (AS) - A
  • Further Maths (AS) - A
  • Physics (AS) - B

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Accounting and Finance Personal Statement (Hoi Lee Yang)

Hoi Lee Yang is currently studying Bsc Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is graduating in 2021. This personal statement was part of his successful application to LSE, University of Warwick, University of Bristol and Durham University for Accounting and Finance.

As a child, I was enamoured with the same questions that would have plagued any questioning child’s mind. Like any aspiring engineer or doctor or lawyer, I yearned to know more about how the world, in all its intricacy and sophistication, functioned. I savoured my opportunities to learn about the breakthroughs of physics in creating our modern comforts, and relished the study of history: of how every nascent today is inextricably linked to past events. I have been thrilled by the knowledge of anatomy, learning so intently about what I was, and how I functioned. Despite all this, the world appeared insistent in showing me that the true key to understanding its machinations lay not in any of these fields. The surest way to make sense of the world, it seemed, was in a certain field without which all human activity would not function. It manages us, as much as we try to manage it: money.

I am interested in accounting and finance due to its sheer ubiquity. I realise that every economic entity, from the big corporations and governments down to local sundry shops or even households, relies on the management of finances and planning for the best future outcome. Accounting has always been a deep-rooted industry, charting a colourful history from the clay envelopes used for bookkeeping in 5000 BC Mesopotamian temples, to the double-entry ledgers of Medieval Venice. Regardless of what general perception might contend, though, I am convinced the field of accounting is also one of growth and vibrancy. Looking to the recent proliferation of financial technology, or Fintech, I am particularly keen to follow the advances in the field as I make my journey into accounting at university.

March 2017 saw HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, partner up with an online commerce platform, Tradeshift, to offer an online alternative for financing and paperwork. This is part of a broader phenomenon of big finance companies collaborating with Fintech startups not just in the UK, but around the world. On the ground, we see the business world evolve, just as it did when manufacturing first took root in the Industrial Revolution. A KFC outlet in Beijing now accepts payment through facial recognition, and the Singapore government is working on a standardised QR code system for all monetary transactions. Bitcoin, despite price volatility and initial hostility from banks had, by the end of August 2017, octupled its market value in a year, pointing to its increasing use as a medium of transaction. Other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Litecoin also follow suit. At university, I am eager to refine my knowledge of the current framework of finance, and alongside a group of equally-curious peers, enrich myself with a better understanding of how the status quo will adapt to these technological advances.

I am drawn to accounting and finance due to the promise of challenge, not only arithmetically but also in tackling complex problems. A-Levels also marked my first exposure to the world of Economics, allowing me to enrich my understanding of accounting with a background context in how the business world worked. The course compelled me to pick up books such as Daron Acemoglu’s ‘Why Nations Fail’, which intrigued me with the idea that governments must strive to maintain inclusive economic activity that incentivises every party to work hard. The copious examples of failed civilisations which could not ensure a reward for parties to take risks and adopt new technologies had also sparked my interest in management, realising how similar the running of businesses are to that of entire civilisations.

I feel I am a dynamic, curious and highly-motivated student who is very excited about the prospect of studying Accounting & Finance at a first class university in the UK. I eagerly look forward to the challenges I will face on an academically rigorous and complex course. And hopefully by the end of my degree, the machinations of the world will be a little less elusive.

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7 Economics Personal Statement Examples | With Analysis

What makes a great personal statement?

How do you improve your chances of achieving a university offer in economics?

In this post I will give some personal statement examples and discuss what the best economics personal statements do well.

Key features that great personal statements share

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This diagram shows my summary of what makes a great economics personal statement. Based on my experience as an economics tutor and economics personal statement examples, here are four qualities that make personal statements stand out.

4 tips | what makes a great economics personal statement?

I explore these categories further below and in my ultimate economics personal statement guide.

For my ultimate economics personal statement guide, check out the link below:

Firstly, here is a list of ten economics personal statement examples available online.

Also below, there is analysis of what makes a great economics personal statement.

Personal Statement – Details and Claimed OffersCommentsLink
Cambridge interview; offers from LSE, Warwick, UCL and St Andrews+ Good evidence of independent study.
+ Great supercurricular activities discussed.
+ Good personal takeaways.
Note work experience is not necessary for your application. Here the work experience has been used very well though. Yet if you do not have work experience, you can do equally as well through other activities such as reading books.
Offers from LSE, UCL, Bristol, Queen Mary, Warwick+ Solid supercurriculars mentioned.
+ Great use of personal experience.
~ Sometimes supercurricular discussions could be more detailed.
~ Introduction or conclusion may benefit from an anchor activity.
Offer from Cambridge+ Great supercurriculars mentioned.
+ Strong maths related supercurriculars
~ Introduction and conclusion could be more specific.
Offers from Cambridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick and Bath+ Evidence of mathematics related supercurriculars
+ Great use of personal experience.
+ Interesting personal takeaways from many of the activities.
Offer from Cambridge+ Good economics related supercurriculars, touching on various different areas in economics
+ Good attempts at personal takeaways
+ Good use of personal experience.
~ Personal takeaways could be more varied and sometimes deeper.
Offer from Oxford (Economics and Management)+ Student’s motivations for applying for the course are clear.
~ Books and articles should be discussed, not only name-dropped. Personal takeaways are important.
~ The language often sounds contrived and not natural.
Offer from Oxford (Economics and Management)+ A lot of great supercurriculars mentioned.
+ Interesting extracurriculars too.
~ Often the personal takeaways could be more detailed and less surface-level.
~ Second paragraph lacks details about the supercurricular activities.
~ Conclusion and introduction are ok but at least one could be anchored in details.

To learn how to improve your economics personal statement, check out the link below by clicking the blue button:

I cannot guarantee that the personal statements linked above achieved the university offers claimed on those pages. Nor can I claim that each statement is 100% perfect.

By linking to these sites, I do not endorse any of the sites linked above.

You should not copy any part of the personal statements above. Doing so is plagiarism and can lead to the disqualification of your university application. Instead learn from the techniques and kinds of things mentioned in their statements. See specifically the rest of this article for what we can learn from these personal statements.

A proportion of the samples above are relatively old (five to ten years ago or more).

For some universities the personal statement is more important for applications. Consider for example LSE and UCL, top universities where there are no admissions tests or interviews.

We can look at more recently written and publicly available personal statements.

Based on these, here are some observable trends in recent years among the best performing economics personal statements:

  • More supercurriculars relative to the above personal statements.
  • More reference to undergraduate-level economic theory. This can show further reading and an ability to potentially do well in the undergraduate course.

In this section I am drawing on my experience as a tutor about what makes a great personal statement. I am also using the available online examples of economics personal statements and the criteria listed by the top UK universities.

Such statements are by no means always perfect, yet they show the qualities and skills that allow students to attend the best universities.

These examples allow us to analyse what makes a great personal statement and also where students often go wrong with personal statements.

As a reminder, here are the four features of great economics personal statements mentioned above:

  • Lots of supercurriculars
  • Highlighting key skills
  • Personal takeaways

Here is a breakdown of these categories:

What activities have you completed, outside of class, that relate to economics? Have you read a book, entered an economics-related competition, or watched an economics lecture? These are examples of supercurricular activities. I consider these a key focus for the best personal statements and I discuss these further in my economics personal statement ebook. These show your motivation to study economics which will be critical if you want to study the subject for three years at university.

For more on supercurricular activities, click the link here:

These are what I refer to as “personal takeaways” later in this guide. What did you learn from the supercurricular activity? Detail is very important, both for showing a high level of understanding and also to convince the person reading your statement that you actually completed the activity. This should go beyond just recalling the activity – maybe there is something you learnt from this activity or something you read that you disagreed with. We discuss how to write about personal takeaways in the ebook.

For more information about how to use supercurricular activities in your statement, including how to generate personal insights, click this button below:

Obviously you should try to show academic ability in economics and motivation to study economics. But what other skills are useful to show in a personal statement? 

While there are many skills that could potentially be useful, I draw your attention for now to two key skills: Ability in mathematics and independent study (including research). Evidence from supercurricular activities that you have these skills will help convince admissions staff. Moreover these skills will help you in the economics course.

What constitutes a “well written essay”? 

Your personal statement should be well structured, with effective links between ideas and paragraphs. The grammar should be completely correct, that is  there should be no mistakes. 

Finally consider your vocabulary – can you embed economics-related terminology into your personal statement? You can use a thesaurus but do so with caution – sometimes it is obvious where a thesaurus has been used (and often the new word used does not make sense in that context!).

For more economics personal statement tips or for economics university application advice, check out the link below:

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Politics personal statement example (4) (Masters)

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Changes in the world make it an exciting time to study global affairs, and the London School of Economics offers an unparalleled opportunity to examine shifting social and economic arrangements across the world. The discipline of international relations provides a profound outlook on how we attempt to understand the social world. As a student of international relations, I have benefited from the study of the political forces shaping contemporary times from a global perspective.

Additionally, as a political science student, I have studied the general security concerns of the nation-state and how the domestic context of each state relates to its international relations. This has supplied me with the tools needed to evaluate the workings of world politics and how it shapes foreign policy. Possessing such critical thinking skills is highly valuable, affording a flexible method for perceiving the changing global environment and the challenges it presents to governments, businesses, and communities.

Pursuing a master’s degree is an endeavour I am undertaking to enhance my analytical skills and expand my knowledge in the field of international affairs. Through undergraduate courses and research, I have developed an interest in studying contemporary global conflicts. In particular, their formation from a historical perspective and the conditions which perpetuate them and prevent peaceful resolution. For example, the political obstacles preventing nations from engaging in constructive efforts to address climate change.

What prevents the creation of an effective transnational regulatory framework? Solving this topical issue is necessary for defining and promoting a practical strategy for mitigating global climate change. Based on the growing interdependence between states, the traditionally competitive foreign policy strategies which characterize state relations may be overcome to achieve shared goals. It is essential, therefore, to understand the conditions required to facilitate cooperative action on the part of nations.

The LSE’s specialized approach to focusing on the international system independently of domestic politics is one reason I would be well suited for this program. By comparing the domestic and international levels of policy-making, it is possible to view the differences between them. For instance, long-term policy objectives regarding ecological sustainability are generally treated as an unimportant issue in domestic politics.

However, the problem of climate change is a priority in many international forums such as the United Nations Environment Programme and the European Climate Change Programme. The research done by LSE’s Department of International Relations is designed to consider the unique dynamics of domestic and international actors and institutions.

Thinking theoretically about international politics allows for the identification of factors which drive conflicts in contemporary times. Through my undergraduate research projects, I have studied trends which are shaping social and economic structures globally. Considering the most pressing concerns in the world right now, I asked the following question. How are the greatest threats to the long-term stability of the current world order being managed and adapted to? This inquiry led me to research how governments are acting to meet the challenges of the future.

The European Union is an ideal subject to study, as it represents an innovative attempt by governments to meet changing global conditions. Specifically, I researched the policy-direction of the EU regarding its position on the international climate change agenda. I identified the EU as a focal point in my research, as it evidenced one potential direction governments may take to formulate action plans in their efforts to mitigate and adapt to catastrophic climate change. Investigating a broad issue, such as power politics , through the study of a narrower policy-area, such as the international climate change regime, is something I hope to do through graduate level research.

Academic works which initiated my interest in studying climate change included Anthony Giddens’s book ‘ The Politics of Climate Change .’ Specifically, his sociological perspective on the development of climate change as the result of choices made by nations revealed a new avenue of discourse over climate policy that I had not previously considered. By looking at the role of society and culture in shaping the domestic sphere in which policy is debated, I came to appreciate the role international organizations play in bringing the issue of global climate change to citizens.

By looking at how the international, national and local levels interact around an issue is essential for identifying the factors which prevent a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change.

At the LSE, I hope to develop my research interests while benefiting from the insights of other disciplines. The diversity of research specialties in the Department of International Relations makes it clear that LSE is the best university for me to continue my post-graduate studies.

Combining insights from other fields is something I have benefited from immensely. As a global security risk analyst for a multinational software company, I learned about the ways data technologies are being used to inform business strategies. Using metrics to show trends makes it possible to identify changes in the world and to see them as part of a larger pattern. Learning about how various actors operating in a global environment use technology to think strategically in an increasingly complicated environment has been valuable training for my future academic research and career.

The LSE stands out as a truly international institution. The intellectual diversity of faculty within the international affairs department makes it an ideal place for me to study the evolving world. Also, the overall prestige of the university gives it ties to the nonacademic world, drawing policy-makers and activists from around the world to share their insights with the student body. Engaging with the outside world during my studies is something that I aspire to do. By doing so, I hope my academics and research will prepare me to form new and innovative ideas on current policy-debates and overall, help me to better understand and respond to the dynamic global environment.

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How to Write a Winning LSE Personal Statement.

I'm a Year 13 with an offer from LSE.

I spent countless hours on my personal statement.

In Year 12, I took part in a program run by LSE which allowed me to receive personalised support on my Personal Statement from an LSE admissions tutor -- someone who reads our applications.

They said some interesting things I haven't seen elsewhere, so thought I'd put them here, alongside my advice. NB: this is not prescriptive; people get in WITHOUT doing these things! Nevertheless, doing them will help you craft a wonderful PS. Best of luck!

Admissions Tutor's Advice:

Discuss "at least 2 key thinkers" in your Personal Statement

They said this is important as it shows awareness of the debate in your subject

For example, in Economics, you could discuss Keynes, Friedman, and Smith

Doesn't need to be in that much depth, but just consider their schools of thought/opinions

In my PS, I did a 2 sentence Keynesian analysis of UBI, saying it's good bc low unemployment

Use "crisp, clear, language"

"Cut the crap" or you'll make the Admissions Officer's life more difficult

Clear language = clear communication

"Do NOT make assertions" unless obvious

For example, don't say Universal Basic Income will lead to inflation unless you can explain why

You can do this, however, if it's something obvious, like poverty is bad

Use counter-arguments and/or research to support your main arguments

In your body paragraphs, it's good to discuss your original thoughts (more on this below)

Critique counter arguments to strengthen your point

e.g UBI can reduce inequality. While author X argues it won't in book Y, I disagree because Z

It doesn't come across as pretentious -- I had that same fear. Instead, it shows intellectual curiosity AND maturity.

Use research to support your point

e.g UBI doesn't cause inflation, and reflect on a study showing this (that's exactly what I did).

Don't write a long conclusion

Apparently students tend to waffle too much about ECs and those words could've been used more productively in the main body lol

They LOVED my one sentence conclusion sm and told me to keep it

Explore JSTOR

They didn't say this explicitly, but they recommend further reading for my PS, all of which came from JSTOR

You don't need to write your degree title in your Personal Statement

I applied for Oxford PPE, but Maths & Econ, Econ, Econ & Policy, and Nat Sci (not joking) elsewhere

They said don't worry about mentioning your course title; your PS will make it clear and LSE knows that you might apply for other stuff

However, do NOT write PPE then apply for Economics elsewhere -- that can hurt.

That's all the info I received from them!

Below is only my advice..

I was rejected from Oxford PPE, but my feedback explicitly stated that my Personal Statement was one of the strongest. Here's some of my personal advice**.** I hope it's useful!

Key Advice:

Your entire personal statement should have a theme.

Examples: meritocracy, immigration, religion, etc.

Bonus points if YOU are linked to this theme.

e.g a PS on Islamic Law if you're a Muslim applying for Law would be great!

Your Personal Statement is essentially an argumentative piece

State a theme, give three arguments, conclude

Being able to argue your point shows a depth of engagement unlike anything else

For example, you could write an economics PS with an immigration theme.

Each paragraph should present unique arguments for or against immigration from an economic POV

conclude and say you are excited to further engage at university

Use these examples for inspiration:


Your opening line should be genuine and personal.

Mine basically said "The UK government is shit" (obvs didn't swear)

The introduction itself should say something smart and show your motivation.

I said the UK's policies are contradictory, and I'm interested in how we can fix this

Each paragraph should have a clear theme.

For example. if you're applying for Economics, you can go for Feminist Economics, Islamic Economics, and Egalitarian Economics

Use 1-2 supercurriculars per paragraph

The supercurricular itself isn't that important, nor is quantity tbh

What matters is the quality of your engagement!

Snowball effect: X was interesting so I did Y which encouraged me to try Z

Make it seem normal; like you're someone with a childlike imagination

I read a book, then watched a video about it, then wrote an essay critiquing the book, and this won an award = perfect paragraph because you engaged so well with the subject!


Most people say I read X and learnt Y --> nobody gives a shit cl

Instead, give them an original thought! Far more interesting, thoughtful, and unique. Emphasis on unique.

For example, I said a piece of architecture in London reminded me of meritocracy, making me critically reflect on whether this is ethical using ideas from Plato's Republic

It doesn't have to be this hardcore -- I'm just cool.

Examples: equality is bad? we should have open borders? communism is okay? capitalism is good? Feminism movements should be more radical? The legal system is unfair? The NFL is actually a good example of socialism? Big tech should NOT be regulated? Democracy is more mathematical than we think? etc etc.

Weave 1-2 extracurriculars into these paragraphs, if you've done something very cool

For example, if you debated, you can whack this at the end of a paragraph on free speech

Make sure to link this to the paragraph itself! Don't be unrelated

You don't need ECs tbh but Head Boy can make you seem less socially awkward than I know you really are, you silly redditor.

One sentence conclusion is perfectly fine

I basically said "Through further study, I look forward to learning how Britain can become less shit"

Include ECs here if you want, but don't if you're only applying to extremely competitive unis

Reminder: they don't care about ECs

Closing Thoughts

LSE cares more about your Personal Statement than any other University

If you get into LSE and you didn't apply Oxbridge, you're probably getting in everywhere else

Do NOT use the student room

The examples there are shit and old, and everyone's read them (so will use them for guidance)

The best way to figure out what to talk about is by going to a book store

Buy/borrow books which look most interesting to YOU

Do NOT discuss basic books (freakonomics etc) because you look like goofy

If you are struggling a lot with your Personal Statement, the course probably isn't right for you

My mate tried writing a Comp Sci PS, hated it, and is now going to LSE for Economics

I will be updating this post continually, either making it read better/look nicer, or adding advice I've received from my mates at LSE.

My DMs are open! (But don't ask Googleable questions PLEASE lmao)

Wishing you all the best of luck.


The few opportunities in LSE’s programmes get thousands of applications. They are logistically unable to properly review every application and read every person’s personal statement. As a result, an initial selection factor is utilised to decide whether to continue evaluating a candidate or to reject them outright.

The grades you received in your ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades together make up this initial selection factor (if 12th grade scores are available, then those are considered as well). An email is sent to the applicant rejecting admission if they don’t make the cut based on this preliminary assessment.

Now, LSE cannot claim that the applicant’s grades are insufficient because many applications do fulfil their fundamental entrance requirements. Consequently, the school informs the applicants that their “personal statement is not convincing enough.” Although it may not seem fair, LSE is forced to do this because of the overwhelming number of applications they get. You should be aware that your statement of purpose considerably influences your chances of decision. On that note, let’s take a look at how to write a proper personal LSE statement in this blog.

About LSE Before we get into the specifics of drafting your individual LSE application, it’s critical that you brush up on your knowledge regarding the institution to which you are applying so that you can adjust your SOP to meet its requirements.

An English public research university in London, the London School of Economics and Political Science is a constituent institution of the Federal Institute of London. It is ranked second in the world for social sciences and management and is acknowledged as a hub of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. Unlike any other university in the UK, 50% of all LSE research was placed in the top 4 in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

We are all aware of the low admission rate for international students at LSE; therefore, your ability to craft a compelling SOP will set you apart from the competition. Students should take into account the \ UCAS’ guidelines as they get ready to complete this portion of their application.

Please be aware that completing the personal statement writing guidelines does not ensure approval. There is stiff competition for admission to the LSE, and personal statements are assessed in comparison. The institution does not accept additional personal statements. Only the personal statement provided via UCAS is taken into consideration.

Writing your LSE personal statement When assessing your application, the selection committee will take into account how well your academic interests align with the LSE program. Here’s where research can be useful. Since the LSE doesn’t offer any sections on ancient history, a personal LSE statement that emphasises a strong interest in contemporary international history (with an emphasis on the LSE International History course) is more likely to offer you a competitive advantage.

In order for your personal statement to reflect on each of your UCAS choices, if you are applying for several different courses, it is good to draw attention to the areas where they overlap. Note that the LSE does not accept substitute or supplemental personal statements. Make sure your personal statement is well-organised, concise, and that you utilise all of the UCAS-provided space. Make a rough draft of your personal statement, then go back and double-check the grammar, punctuation, and spelling to make sure it makes sense. You should always give new English terms a try, but be careful not to let them overshadow the important points of your LSE personal statement.

Elements to include in your personal statement

The focus of your personal statement should be on your intellectual enthusiasm for the field you plan to study. Looking at what the LSE expects from undergraduate students can be one method to approach the personal statement:

  • LSE students are expected to read up on subjects relating to their class or engage in other experiences, and then write essays in which they explain the ideas they learned.
  • The university looks for this skill in personal statements, so it is advised that you spend at least 80% of your statement on this kind of intellectual discussion.

How you demonstrate a broader interest in your subject is entirely up to you. The institution is not searching for students who have had the most opportunities, but rather those who can best reflect on the experiences and intellectual ideas they have encountered as a result of the opportunities made available to them. If you’re unsure of where to begin, you might check out the newsletter for suggested reading selections or listen to the recordings of LSE public events. Keep in mind that the institution wants to see proof that you have thought deeply about academic ideas, not merely a list of what you have read or done.

You can address these questions in your SOP When writing your LSE personal statement, think about the following questions:

  • Why did you pick this particular course?
  • What aspects of the subject have you found compelling enough to pursue a degree in it?
  • What are your top priorities and areas of interest?
  • Do you have a passion for a subject unrelated to your studies?
  • What are the readings or lectures that piqued your interest, and what are your thoughts on the aspects covered?
  • Did you have the chance to have any work experience that might be useful for your application? Have you taken part in any LSE projects or activities, such as Saturday Schools, Summer Schools, LSE Choice, etc.?

How can Rostrum help? We acknowledge and understand that writing a personal statement is a challenging task. Don’t worry. Rostrum Education has your back. Our counsellors can help you write the ideal personal statement because they are acquainted with the application process. We can connect you to current students studying at LSE so that you get an idea regarding what it takes to get into LSE. Contact us right away to schedule a free counselling session!


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LSE Masters Personal Statement for Scholarship Example/Sample (Masters in Accounting and Finance Course)

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This is an example/sample/guideline Personal Statement for anyone seeking to apply to LSE for a scholarship. The sample is for their Masters in Accounting and Finance course, but can still be helpful for anyone who needs some help in preparing a Personal Statement for whatever course. The biggest take-away from this Personal Statement is that you must do two things: firstly, make it personal to YOU- avoid being general at all costs; and secondly, tie in your experiences (academically, professionally, and leadership-wise) and strengths with the course you are applying to.

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