DDP curriculum at The Fletcher School During the first year of the DDP, participating students attend The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, near Boston. To receive the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD), the «breadth requirements» and two «fields of study» have to be completed at The Fletcher School (see link). Students in the MALD programme normally attend 16 «semester courses». As a part of the DDP partnership with the HSG, credit for MIA studies is awarded as a complete package. Thus, only 8 courses (approximately 60 ECTS) in the following subjects have to be completed at The Fletcher School: Courses in the MALD programme Compulsory subjects The following «breadth requirements» have to be met as part of the MALD programme: 2 courses from the Diplomacy, History and Politics Division 1 course from the International Law and Organizations Division 1 course from the Economics and International Business Division 1 course in Quantitative Reasoning: You are given credit for Research Methods (MIA) for this course. Core electives In the core electives or «fields of study», 3-4 courses are selected from two of the possible areas of specialisation. The following concentrations are available: Development Economics International Political Economy International Trade & Commercial Policies International Security Studies International Business Relations International Environment & Resource Policy Public International Law International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution And many more. Master's thesis Students write a Master's thesis during their year at HSG.