How to Write your Motivational Statement
Are you planning to study master degree or PHD? One of the important documents required is the Motivational Statement. Check these steps and tricks which could help you.
The motivational statement should be a substantial personal statement (ideally at least 500 words in length), explaining why you want to study.
Just as you needed to supply detailed information about your employment because the application form replaces a face-to-face interview, the motivational statement also allows you to impress on the University why you would be a good student.
It is quite possible that the University would reject a prospective student with good work experience and academic qualification if the motivational statement fails to impress the University. It will also be used to evaluate the quality of your written English is, so care should be taken in this respect.
write your motivational statement in Microsoft Word or some other word processing programme and then to copy and paste it into the box provided. This will prevent you losing any work if you are logged out by the Application Portal.
The motivational statement should talk about what you have done previously to make you want to study the programme that you are interested in, what you hope to get out of the programme, and what you want to do in the future. All applicants are advised to focus on the following elements as standard in their motivational statements:
- Demonstrating how they expect their experience to help them prepare for the Masters programme.
- Describing their responsibilities and how these are relevant to the subject area in which they would like to study.
- Providing specific examples which relate to particular modules of the programme.
- Describing how they have they applied themselves to the area of work which demonstrates potential to further develop in this area.
the University could uses software to check motivational statements in order to ensure that they are the applicant’s own work.Any application containing a motivational statement that has been copied, either wholly or in part from elsewhere (for example, from online) could be rejected.
Break the statement into two parts:
A. How your work and/or academic experience is relevant to the programme you are applying for. At least one paragraph of the statement should indicate why you feel you are professionally/academically qualified to be admitted and successfully complete the programme. More specifically:
1. Demonstrate how you expect your experience to help you prepare for the programme.
2. Give examples of how you have dealt with tasks at work relevant to the subject area and how you think this experience will be applicable to your studies.
3. Describe your professional progression from the start of your career to date and explain the skills you have gained throughout this period.
4. Provide specific examples which relate to particular modules of the programme.
5. For the Master of Business Administration programme please highlight your people and budget management experience, providing examples.
6. For the MSc in Project Management programme please highlight your project management experience, providing examples.
2. What is your personal motivation to study the programme you are applying for. In this part of the motivational statement, the candidate has to present their motivation to study the master programme. More specifically:
- Why this programme of study is important you.
- What you hope to gain from the programme.
- What will make you a good student.
- What your career plans are and how the programme will help you achieve your career goals.
- What aspects of the programme appeal to you.
I hope this brief points will help you. I am pleased to share the premium users with my personal Motivational Statement submitted and approved in my master programme.