Ha.... here on the other side of the pond it's the opposite... A Master's Thesis, and a PhD Dissertation...
Pain in the ass either way
I was fortunate in that my program only required me to pass a qualifying exam to earn the MS if I was proceeding to a PhD... no Master's thesis.
But if I wanted to stop at the MS, a written thesis was required.
I've had a look at the oil numbers and if I make 15 gallons US of wort it's basically 0.1 ml of olive oil. That's a more manageable quantity, but for my oil and vinaigrette saison I'd need a third of 0.1 ml vinegar to get the correct ratio. So back to square one.
So I'm shelving the whole plan.
Which can't be a bad idea.