You will need to complete a personal statement as part of your application.

This statement supports your application by demonstrating:

  • the course is right for you; and
  • you have the skills, knowledge and aptitude to achieve the course requirements.

It is normally one to two pages long.

You'll find a description of the course and the key course requirements, including skills, experiences and technical abilities on our course pages.

Use this description as a guide to the points you address in your statement.

You can also talk about how the course fits in with your desired academic progression or career aspirations.

What to include

You could structure your statement like this:

  • Current studies and how they're useful or relevant
  • Why you chose this course in particular
  • Relevant work experience and skills
  • Extracurricular activities and interests
  • Why you chose this university
  • Concluding paragraph

Business School personal statements

Personal statements for courses in the Business School are slightly different than for other courses. Your personal statement provides an opportunity for you tell us a bit more about yourself and your motivation for undertaking this programme.

In the personal statement section of the application, we ask you to answer the following questions:

  1. Please share your motivation for undertaking this programme?
  2. What is your proudest non-academic achievement?
  3. What would you contribute to the cohort and to the Imperial community?
  4. How would you use your degree to make a positive impact?

Each section of the personal statement has a 1500 character limit (including spaces).

Applying for two courses

If you are initially applying to two courses, you can submit two personal statements.

You will have two options when submitting your personal statements:

  • You can submit one document with both your first and second choice personal statements (marked clearly with headers); or
  • You can submit your first-choice personal statement when applying. If your application to your first-choice course is unsuccessful, you can then send your second choice personal statement to the appropriate Admissions team