Teacher and students studying the IB at UWC Atlantic


Academic studies are important at UWC Atlantic, and we are the first UWC College to offer two pathways towards the IB Diploma as part of our vision to transform education.

Teacher and students at UWC Atlantic

International Baccalaureate

UWC Atlantic, like all the United World Colleges, offers the two year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The IB Diploma is a deliberate combination of the specialisation required in some national systems and the breadth provided in others.

student and teachers at a whiteboard

Systems Transformation Pathway

In 2023, UWC Atlantic became the only school in the world to offer a new programme within the IB Diploma called Systems Transformation Pathway: Leadership for Just Futures.  The Systems Transformation Pathway supports our ambition that a UWC Atlantic education develops “bridge builders and compassionate leaders, empowering them to go beyond treating symptoms to understand root causes and initiate transformative solutions to human and environmental crises.” This pioneering and distinctive new IB pathway has been developed from a partnership between UWC Atlantic and the International Baccalaureate.