I did my undergraduate at MIT and quickly discovered Thermodynamics was too painful and difficult. So I did a Masters at the LSE am now studying what I really wanted to do which is Piano performance at the RCM. Did a conducting course as well in which I was given a choice of symphonies to analyse. Picked the 4th as I have studied it before. Thesis was the wrong word to use, I should have said 'extended essay.' How about yourself? Are you a music related major?