I am thinking of applying to StAndrews for a masters in maths...
After researching many universities ranking tables for maths, I am confused with the strength of the respective department in comparison to many departments which have a more consistent rank...For expample, Imperial, Warwick, Bristol and Edinburgh..
For example, StAndrews is first in the list "University guide 2015" and 5th in the respective list 0f 2016.. On the other hand, in the lists of QS, Shanghai Rankings and USNews the university is not included.. Can you explain why this happens??
Which factors should I consider so to reach a safe conclusion ?
Cambridge at number one