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I have recently completed an MSc (Biomedical Sciences) in UK and am applying for PhD positions in Europe. I noticed that most of the online application portal is composed of research interests essay submission. As of Statement of Purpose, I am aware that you write about your previous academics and current research interests and why you want to pursue a PhD and particularly about what interests you in the program that you're applying for. I surfed internet for research interests essay but I'm quite confused on the structure as few examples that I've seen looks like a research proposal with references!!
Could someone please advise me on how to begin such an essay and how it should go on? I sorta understand that I should talk bout the research field I'm interested in and the reasons, my relevant research experience and future goals.But for one of the application,
I have to write research interests essay and research experience separately! So I'm just wondering if I have to relate my research interests with my experience in the essay or Should I just talk about how I developed an interest in the particular field?
I have chosen two areas: Molecular medicine and Cell biology as my preferred field. So, should I structure the essay as I am interested in both areas equally? And how can I persuade the assessor so as he/she considers me for both the areas?
P.S. Apologies, if am asking too much questions lol! Am really struck!
Any help is really appreciated. Thanks so much!
It is very important that reviewers get a sense of your passion and understanding for your project. Write clearly and in your own voice describing your project and its relationship to research in your field of study. Be sure to talk about the project itself as well as the educational benefits of the research. As you are writing the personal side of the essay it may help in your draft to tell the story of your motivations for getting involved. It is important that reviewers learn how you are contributing to the research, particularly if you have a role in a larger, ongoing project. Include enough detail to convey your knowledge of the topic and so that reviewers can imagine what you are doing. Reviewers writing essays online will be from a variety of fields, so it is best to address your essay to an intelligent non-expert. Define field-specific terminology and be sure to give the big picture of your research area.
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