I have been having a look at a few good postgraduate MSc courses being taught at very high level university departments, which have EPSRC bursaries available (EPSRC grants). I was wondering if anyone had any idea what kind of academic record the recipients of these grants would generally hold?
The only information I can find on the course websites is that students are expected to hold at least a 2.1 in a relevant discipline, and that these bursaries are awarded to around one in five students joing the course (although it seems as though they are only available to UK citizens, so the odds are not really quite that low).
Also, it would be really helpful if anybody knows if you would receive the offer of a EPSRC bursary at the same time as your invitation onto a course, or if you would have to accept a course offer, and then be considered for funding?
Thanks if anyone can give any help!