Will anything offset my 2.2 for a Cambridge application?

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Potentially no research proposal is necessary - I assumed as it was an MPhil that it would require one.
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For an MPhil you want to have a research idea in mind and contact a potential supervisor before you put your application in. I understand that it is early to be submitting it now but soon a lot of the staff will be taking their holidays over summer. If you want to submit early in the cycle then just get that squared away as soon as you can.
Please stop. I repeat, you have no idea what you're talking about.

The MPhil at Cam is just a taught Master's, not a research degree. They call it an MPhil, the same way St Andrews call some of theirs an MLitt. They have only a short dissertation of 10-15k words and applicants should not be contacting potential supervisors.
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Please stop. I repeat, you have no idea what you're talking about.

The MPhil at Cam is just a taught Master's, not a research degree. They call it an MPhil, the same way St Andrews call some of theirs an MLitt. They have only a short dissertation of 10-15k words and applicants should not be contacting potential supervisors.
Since most MPhils are research degrees it was a fair mistake - which has been corrected. And based upon the original information the OP was doing a Masters in Engineering - so the advice was not wrong. Not all Masters at Cambridge are categorised this way which is why the mistake was made. I do know what I am talking about when it comes to Masters - you are not the only one able to offer advice on a subject because you are not the only one to have completed a Masters. Everyone has a different experiences and mine is just as valid as your own.
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Since most MPhils are research degrees it was a fair mistake - which has been corrected. And based upon the original information the OP was doing a Masters in Engineering - so the advice was not wrong. Not all Masters at Cambridge are categorised this way which is why the mistake was made. I do know what I am talking about when it comes to Masters - you are not the only one able to offer advice on a subject because you are not the only one to have completed a Masters. Everyone has a different experiences and mine is just as valid as your own.
The original information was the MPhil at Cambridge, which is a taught degree. It is alas no longer a "fair mistake" when you are repeatedly posting misinformation. You don't have the requisite knowledge on this topic -- "different experiences" are quite beside the point. The course does not require a 1st, is not a research degree, and, crucially, is sensitive to circumstances. We are on a public forum -- thousands of guests come to these threads from search engines looking for helpful advice. You ought to think twice before posting false and pessimistic 'advice'. But I'll leave you to it; I've said more than enough and I too have at this point outstayed my welcome. All the best.
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The original information was the MPhil at Cambridge, which is a taught degree. It is alas no longer a "fair mistake" when you are repeatedly posting misinformation. You don't have the requisite knowledge on this topic -- "different experiences" are quite beside the point. The course does not require a 1st, is not a research degree, and, crucially, is sensitive to circumstances. We are on a public forum -- thousands of guests come to these threads from search engines looking for helpful advice. You ought to think twice before posting false and pessimistic 'advice'. But I'll leave you to it; I've said more than enough that readers will know to ignore your nonsense, and I too have at this point outstayed my welcome. All the best.
Cambridge provides masters that are not categorised as MPhil and MPhil Engineering requires you to contact a supervisor with a research proposal - I knew what I was saying.

It is a high 2.1 but MOST on the course will have a 1st. I have been realistic considering how competitive THIS course is. Thousands might read this and need some realism that even with the prerequisites there is less than a 50% chance of getting in. So if you are trying to push mitigation then this becomes lower still because so many people applying will have all the prerequisites. Realism may be pessimistic if that is the reality of the situation and I don't apologise for that and I do not take back what I said. I said that the OP needs to make contact with more realistic universities as well - not pessimism but common sense.
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Drop the mock-legalese. Nothing you described is "universal" and your reply here is beside the point. It goes without saying that Cambridge, or any other university, is not going to formally assess mitigating cirumcstances from a prior university, but they may take them into account when considering an application, as I have experienced (and received an offer), and which was clearly my point above. Departments don't simply assume that the support received perfectly balanced the health issues; that would be quite silly. Many students do not even apply for support and the OP did not mention what support he received. But from the sounds of it, his grades were clearly affected by the surgeries yet he subsquently passed the tests with flying colours for a graduate scheme, so more than likely the support, if there was any, was insufficient and his result of 55% did not reflect his true, healthy ability.
Hi, sorry for responding to an old question but I was wondering if you could help me with my application issue? I am currently in the application process and was wondering if I could get a little help with a question. due to mitigating circumstances in the last academic year my grades suffered significantly, but now I am currently in my final year and believe that I can reach the required grades, but not until I finish all of my courses at the end, and of course applications for my desired masters course ends in January. If you have mitigating circumstances and they see the grades from the first half of this academic year, would they still consider accepting me? (I am applying to a course in Oxford for my masters which requires a high 2.1, and I currently have a very low 2.1 at this point in time, but can see myself getting a high 2.1-1st by the end of this academic year).

thanks in advance
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I think it is best asking Oxford because no one on this site can really tell you what is going to happen with mitigation from the last couple of years.
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I think it is best asking Oxford because no one on this site can really tell you what is going to happen with mitigation from the last couple of years.
Thank you for your response. I'll make sure to do that
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