I am looking to go into the neuroscience or stem cell research fields. I was recently offered unconditional acceptance to the University of Edinburgh for Regenerative Medicine and to University College London for Neuroscience. Both are one year masters programs and included a dissertation.
Essentially, I am wondering how rank plays a role in applying to PhD programs. Does rank play a part in doctoral acceptances? Both are well ranked, but UCL is ten or so spots higher on a world ranking scale.
Most of the research I have done has said that rank can be important for jobs, but I have not found much regarding the transition into a PhD, which I plan on.
I appreciate any input or opinions on the matter. Thank you.