Parasitology is a complex scientific discipline dealing with various aspects of the relationship between a parasite and a host. The Doctoral Study Program (DSP) Parasitology is focused on the study of the biology of parasitic protozoa, helminths, and arthropods, at the level of whole organisms, cells, and molecules with an emphasis on parasites interactions with hosts. The DSP Parasitology is based on, follows, and combines both, systematic and ecological disciplines focused on (totally or partially) various parasitological pathogenic agents. The DSP Parasitology combines various methodological approaches such as immunology, cell, and molecular biology, biochemistry, epidemiology, diversity, and phylogeny of parasitic organisms. The DSP Parasitology is designed to familiarize students with various aspects of parasitism and the application of parasitology in veterinary and human medicine. The DSP Parasitology aims to deepen the knowledge especially in the field of parasitology, and to develop students' ability to creative scientific thinking, which is also a prerequisite for further education in related fields such as immunology, biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology, microbiology. The emphasis is put on independent scientific work and development of the ability to critically evaluate, formulate, present and publish the achieved results. The DSP Parasitology will allow doctoral students to devote sufficient time not only to study but also to demanding experimental work; as well as to at least a three-month internship abroad and to defend a dissertation work (a doctoral thesis) based on high-quality publications in international journals.