Your personal statement should be no more than 500 words, and should refer specifically to your reasons for wishing to study in the UK, and why you have chosen your area of study.
For UK and EU applicants, you don't need to provide a personal statement with your application unless you are applying for:
Please check our course pages for specific entry requirements for all of our Masters courses.
This is your chance to personalise your application. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your suitability and passion for your subject. Your goal should be to convince our postgraduate admissions tutors that you are capable and motivated. Your personal statement needs to show why you want to study at the University of Essex. Clear connections between your most recent study and experience with your chosen Masters courses are essential and you should provide a commentary on reasons for your choice. You should also demonstrate how postgraduate study will build on your current level of learning.