The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that is well recognised and respected by the world’s leading universities. It prepares students for international university studies as well as effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society.

Bladins International School of Malmö offers the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Rönneholmsgården, a beautiful manor house built in the 18th century, shared with Bladins Gymnasium. Here you will study alongside other upper secondary school students in a lush green park in central Malmö. The tranquillity of the park is reflected in the calm study environment inside the school which makes the school truly unique. 

By completing this intense, academically rigorous and internationally recognised programme, you will develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically whilst acquiring breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding as you study courses from 6 available subject groups. The Diploma Programme allows students to make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge in the theory of knowledge (TOK) course, as well as develop independent research and analytical skills when completing the Extended Essay (EE). By successfully undertaking an 18-month, personally developed creativity, action and service (CAS) programme students are also given the opportunity to showcase their abilities outside of the classroom.

Course outline

IB Diploma Programme (2 years)

IB Diploma Programme students must take a total of six subjects. One subject from each of five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Students will then select one additional subject from the five groups, such as an extra social science or experimental science.

At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level (240 teaching hours), while the other subjects are taken at standard level (150 teaching hours).

In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills:

  • The extended essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying. The world studies extended essay option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance which they examine through the lens of at least two DP subjects.
  • Theory of knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
  • Creativity, action, service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for a new learning with academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.

DP Subject choices*

Group 1
English A Language & Literature
Swedish A Literature
Self-Taught Language A
Group 2
Swedish B
French B
Spanish B
German B
Japanese ab initio 
Group 3
Global Politics
Group 4
Group 5
Mathematics – Applications & Interpretation
Mathematics – Analysis & Approaches
Group 6
As the sixth subject, students select one additional subject from group 1-4.

*Please note courses and subjects may change and are offered subject to demand.