Economics Personal Statement Oxford
I was nervous for both interviews and felt like I performed terribly especially for the math questions.
However, the interviewers were very friendly and would guide me along the math problems whenever I was stuck.
Moreover, E&M appealed to me as it combines my interest in the management of business with my passion for economics, and is also less mathematical than a pure economics course in say, LSE or Cambridge.
Next, the dreaded PS which you would spend centuries redrafting.
I’m Esther Ng and I will be reading Economics and Management (E&M) in Oxford University this October.
I applied to read pure economics at Warwick, LSE, Bristol and UCL.
The Thinking Skills Assessment is a pre-interview test held in early-November, with the intention to test applicants on their critical thinking and problem solving skills.
This is only applicable to certain courses and universities, so do check if you need to take it! It’s useful to gain an insight to the structure and time constraints of the paper by looking at specimen/ past papers.
If you’re shortlisted for the interview, you can decide to fly to the UK or hold a Skype interview.
This is where you can write whatever you’d like to say about yourself and your motivation to study your course.
People sometimes think that there is a trick to writing a personal statement for Oxford, or that we are looking for some special secret formula, but this is not the case.