Studying Theology will give you an in-depth insight into many different faiths and cultures from around the world. However, no matter which subject you’re applying for writing a personal statement can be tricky.
Here is an example of a Theology personal statement to point you in the right direction:
Having been raised as an atheist but attending a Roman Catholic school I have always been interested in different religions and how belief systems shape people’s lives and even a country’s laws.
I enjoy the challenge that the ethical and moral debates surrounding religion bring, as well as exploring the historical context of how religion has developed through the centuries. My favourite subjects at school were Religious Studies and Ethics which led to me continue these subjects at A Level.
I also picked up Critical Thinking at A Level which allowed me to develop my analytical skills and learn how to construct a concise and logical argument. I look forward to the many debates I will have during my time at university on the subject of Theology.
Outside of school I am a regular runner and charity fundraiser. This year I have completed multiple sponsored runs to raise money for charity and I hope that this is something I will continue to do whilst at university.
As well as my sporting responsibilities I also work part time in my local supermarket which has helped me build on my already good communication and teamwork skills. It has also encouraged me to develop better organisational and time keeping skills as my responsibilities increased.
I look forward to the new challenges that life at university will bring and to learning more about the fascinating subject of Theology. I am considering a career in teaching after graduating and feel that my time at university will help me gain the experience, skills, and qualifications I need to become a good teacher.
I plan to complete a work placement during the summer with a local play scheme to give me an understanding into the daily life of working with children.